29 March 2013 10:59 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Room 237 | Silver Linings Playbook | The Man With The Iron Fists | Star Trek: Enterprise - Season One | Parks And Recreation: Season One

Room 237

Even if you've seen Stanley Kubrick's film of The Shining a dozen times, it's doubtful you've seen it quite the same way the contributors to this often hilarious documentary have. For them, it's not just an effective, stylish, spooky tale that plays fast and loose with the Stephen King source material; it's a cryptic maze full of symbolism and puzzles to be unlocked.

They may be right on some scores, since The Shining is full of things hidden in plain sight, like the recurring Native American motif. There are even things investigated here that Kubrick definitely had an eye on, such as the impossible geography of the Overlook Hotel, where windows look out on to nothing and doors lead to nowhere. But they take »

- Phelim O'Neill

Report a problem



Similar News Items

Jennifer Lawrence (III)
Bradley Cooper (I)
"Parks and Recreation" (2009)


IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners