Stanley Kubrick

Room 237

A few years ago, I went to Glacier National Park, Montana on a vacation. Though, at that point, it was 25+ years after the film had been released, one of the topics that kept coming up was Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 horror film The Shining. “Did you know this is the hallway that was used in …

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Full Metal Jacket

Revisiting Stanley Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket, I found that my response to the film was pretty much the same as my initial impression: It is one part great movie, and one part pretty good movie. I guess how you feel about the film depends on how you feel about Matthew Modine’s performance. As his character …

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