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.

SOMETHING TO DO WITH DEATH: A FISTFUL OF SERGIO LEONE – by Richard T. Jameson

2020-07-06T11:34:10+01:00November 30th, 2017|CINEMA|

by Richard T. Jameson Early in 1967. United Artists undertook a massive publicity campaign to sell the country on a recent acquisition that had broken box-office records in its native Italy and might, just might do the same in the States. After all, its inspiration was American—what more American than [...]

KUBRICK’S SHINING – REVIEW BY RICHARD T. JAMESON [FILM COMMENT]

2020-05-19T06:51:12+01:00March 23rd, 2017|CINEMA|

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.”