Richard T. Jameson

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

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.

The Shining (1980) - Twins bloodbath

Kubrick’S Shining | Review by Richard T. Jameson

The Shining is a horror movie only in the sense that all Kubrick’s mature work has been horror movies—films that constitute a Swiftian vision of inscrutable cosmic order, and of “the most pernicious race of little vermin that nature ever suffered to crawl upon the surface of the earth.”

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