Rodney Ascher and Tim Kirk Interview for Room 237

Why The Shining? Obviously Kubrick had an obsessive attention to detail, is that the main thing? Rodney Ascher There’s a couple of things. It started with The Shining, it started when Tim sent me an online analysis that was super deep about The Shining. Mind blowing ideas about Zodiac and government conspiracies and Kubrick’s personal … Read more

Room 237 and Film Criticism

There are two comments that film critics/academics will often hear from non-film critics/academics when discussing a theory they have relating to a specific film. These are, “I think you’re probably just reading too much into it” and “I don’t think that’s what they were actually thinking about when they made it”. It seems quite likely … Read more

Short Takes: May 2012

THE RAID: Well executed action & a nicely grounded filmmaking approach. Iko Uwais is the star though. A big step up from MERANTAU too. MOONRISE KINGDOM: Anderson seems to have hit a bit of wall with Moonrise Kingdom. Style continues to be almost opposed to function & there’s nowhere near as much charm as in his previous … Read more