Movie reviews

2001: A Space Odyssey – Kubrick’s Cosmos

Stanley Kubrick’s potentially majestic myth about man’s first encounter with a higher life form than his own dwindles into a whimsical space operetta, then frantically inflates itself again for a surreal climax in which the imagery is just obscure enough to be annoying, just precise enough to be banal.

Lolita (1962): Humbert Humdrum and Lullita

Wind up the Lolita doll and it goes to Hollywood and commits nymphanticide. Director Stanley Kubrick and Novelist-turned-Scriptwriter Vladimir Nabokov shadow the plot of Nabokov’s