Eyes Wide Shut (1999) – Review by Stuart Klawans [The Nation]

2019-11-20T16:50:21+00:00November 20th, 2019|CINEMA|

Eyes Wide Shut is the work of an artist who long ago stopped paying attention to the world around him. If you are someone who cares about film culture, you will want to see it anyway, perhaps more than once. Respect for the rest of Kubrick’s work would demand no less.

Eyes Wide Shut (1999): The 90-Second Trailer

2019-11-22T21:58:07+00:00May 2nd, 2019|CINEMA|

Nicole Kidman is dawdling before the mirror, naked except for her eyeglasses and an earring that's giving her trouble. She fusses with it, but languorously, as might be expected amid her gilded surroundings. They suggest the kind of hotel where each room is a scaled-down version of the queen's bedchamber at Versailles. The lamps bathe Ms. Kidman in flattery...

Stanley Kubrick: La Soggettiva Del Cadavere – di Vito Zagarrio

2019-03-24T09:34:53+00:00February 9th, 2018|CINEMA|

La Storia, diceva ancora Baudrillard, è uno scenario rétro, è un “cadavere” che si può mettere in scena, un "fossile” che può essere rappresentato e “simulato”. «La Storia fa così il suo ingresso trionfale nel cinema a titolo postumo». Baudrillard no­tava come questa riapparizione della Storia non avesse un valore di presa di coscienza, ma di nostalgia di un referente perduto.

Eyes Wide Shut: Introducing Sociology – by Tim Kreider

2019-02-11T11:27:33+00:00January 8th, 2018|CINEMA|

Critical disappointment with Eyes Wide Shut was almost unanimous, and the complaint was always the same: not sexy. The national reviewers sounded like a bunch of middle-school kids who'd snuck in to see it and slunk out three hours later feeling horny, frustrated, and ripped off.


2020-05-02T10:25:19+01:00December 31st, 2017|CINEMA|

To be blunt about it, it's impossible at this moment to separate thoughts and feelings about Stanley Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut from the fact of his death. Or to put it another way, Kubrick's death is the closure that his final film, for better or worse, resists to the last.

EYES WIDE SHUT: GHOST SONATA – By Richard T. Jameson [Film Comment]

2017-12-30T14:23:17+00:00December 30th, 2017|Uncategorised|

How are we supposed to watch Eyes Wide Shut? Really, how are we supposed to watch any Stanley Kubrick movie? Apprehension of so many of them has shifted between initial reviewing and years of re-viewing, of reconsideration from the vantage of a culture changed, often as not, by the films themselves.