Stanley Kubrick
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//Features

Freudian Trip: Why We Still Can't Get 'The Shining' Out of Our Heads
26 Jan 2014 // 9:14 PM

Freud theorized that to experience the uncanny was to awaken intellectual uncertainty. Kubrick's The Shining understands this to a masterful degree.

Beyond Genocide: Stanley Kubrick’s Revisitation of Pagan Myth in ‘The Shining’
4 Apr 2013 // 6:45 PM

The walls and the foundations of the bright world of heroes – be they Greek, Celtic or American – are covered in blood, and they will stay red ‘forever and ever and ever.’

//Columns

Doing The Worst Things Well: What We Can Learn from Anthony Burgess
18 Jan 2012 // 4:00 PM

The 50th anniversary of Anthony Burgess's A Clockwork Orange, along with the recent discovery of a vast archive of the author's unpublished work, should shine fresh light on one of the 20th century's most prolific, daring and underrated writers.

The Panting Maniac: Chasing Lolita on a Grim 50-Year Anniversary
14 Aug 2008 // 6:00 PM

What the author finds on the bottom end of American pop culture in 1958 is an environment ripe and primed, no matter how subconsciously or keep-it-in-the-family quiet, for the sexual exploitation of youth.

//Reviews

'The Killing' Still Kills
22 Aug 2011 // 2:55 AM

The Killing marks a decided growth spurt on Stanley Kubrick's directorial chart.

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968/2001)
1 Nov 2001 // 9:00 AM

In this light, '2001' and the revolutionary epoch of its making seem a mere Technicolor blip in an otherwise olive drab post-World War II empire.

//Blogs

10 Terrific Films With Alternate Endings
21 Apr 2015 // 5:00 AM

With the birth of home video, filmmakers have been able to tinker with their vision. Here are ten examples, however, of where their original endings were changed before said movies were released.

10 Oscar Winners (and the Films They Should Have Won For)
26 Feb 2015 // 5:59 AM

Sometimes, the Academy Awards a consolation prize of sorts for getting it wrong in a previous year. Here are 10 examples of this phenomenon.

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