THE SHINING: A NEW DEFINITION FOR “ULTIMATE HORROR” – by Jim Wynorski [Fangoria]

2017-12-12T12:24:34-08:00 December 9th, 2017|Categories: CINEMA, STANLEY KUBRICK|Tags: , , |

Both Kubrick and King merit congratulations for making The Shining one of the most overpowering experiences of horror ever committed to celluloid. It manages to treat intangible, elusive subjects—ghosts, demons, spirits and the like—as if they were as real as this morning's headlines.

STANLEY KUBRICK’S THE SHINING – Review by Flo Leibowitz and Lynn Jeffress [Film Quarterly]

2017-09-16T13:13:43-07:00 September 16th, 2017|Categories: CINEMA, STANLEY KUBRICK|Tags: , , |

by Flo Leibowitz and Lynn Jeffress To all appearances, The Shining is simply a hope­lessly clichéd gothic horror film. Can this be ser­ious? A lonely house on a hill haunted by ancestral ghosts that curse successive generations and force them to re-enact the original horror. It is not even redeemed [...]

KUBRICK’S SHINING – REVIEW BY RICHARD T. JAMESON FOR “FILM COMMENT”

2017-03-23T14:46:01-07:00 March 23rd, 2017|Categories: CINEMA, STANLEY KUBRICK|Tags: , , |

by Richard T. Jameson Camera comes in low over an immense Western lake, its destination apparently a small island at the center that seems to consist of nothing but treetops. Draw nearer, then sweep over and pass the island, skewing slightly now in search of a central focus at the [...]

REMEMBRANCE OF THINGS FORGOTTEN: THE SHINING

2017-03-18T17:24:00-07:00 March 15th, 2017|Categories: CINEMA|Tags: |

by Thomas Allen Nelson After Barry Lyndon, his least commercially successful but one of his most artistically satisfying films, Stanley Kubrick turned to a contemporary American horror novel by Stephen King. As interesting a potboiler in its own right as Thackeray’s obscure nineteenth-century picaresque adventure, King’s The Shining (1977) represented [...]