Barry Lyndon suggests that all violence—wars, duels, boxing, and the like—is nothing more than subterfuge for masculine insecurities and romantic adolescent notions, which in many ways come down to one and the same thing.
20 Nov 2017
Originating as a practical means to ensure financial solvency, the “double feature” may now serve a more profound aesthetic purpose.
25 Aug 2016
Sometimes, the Academy Awards a consolation prize of sorts for getting it wrong in a previous year. Here are 10 examples of this phenomenon.
26 Feb 2015
Freud theorized that to experience the uncanny was to awaken intellectual uncertainty. Kubrick's The Shining understands this to a masterful degree.
26 Jan 2014
While this documentary is, on its face, about fans' devotion to Kubrick's Shining and his mode of working, it's also about fandom and investment, as well as about how meaning is gleaned and conjured.
03 Apr 2013
Artful cinematography is combined with careful, poetic writing to create a compelling and deeply melancholy portrait of one of America's most beloved presidents.
14 Jan 2013
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anniversary of Anthony Burgess's A Clockwork Orange, along with the recent discovery of a vast archive of the author's unpublished work, should shine fresh light on one of the 20th century's most prolific, daring and underrated writers.
18 Jan 2012
This week's edition of ReFramed tackles yet another legendary director with a masterful but deeply misunderstood final film... in this case Stanley Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut, an incredibly dense and sophisticated work that's been widely and unfairly panned since its release.
Jordan Cronk and Calum Marsh
24 Aug 2011
Mid-way through our series, Day 5 is a glorious mishmash of international auteurist cinema. Today we go from saints and sinners, from Brookyln to Britain, from the beginning of time to the Dystopian future, and around the world and beyond.
14 Aug 2011
In recognition of his entire career (and the recent release of A Clockwork Orange in a 40th Anniversary Blu-ray Edition), we order Stanley Kubrick's classics, from #11 to #1.
31 May 2011
To cope with the heat wave, advisories suggest visiting 'cooling centers' or public pools. To achieve a truly chilled-out state of mind, however, why not open the door to your mind and let the iceman cometh inside?
11 Jul 2010
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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.
14 Aug 2008
The serious Science Fiction film genre is dead or at least on cinematic life support. As the new millennial marches forward, and an omnipresent production paradigm that substitutes spectacle for smarts, futurist filmmaking is definitely gasping for breath.
28 May 2007
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