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    Looking at Dinosaurs: ‘Jurassic Park’ and Its Powerful Hold on a Generation

    Jurassic Park, like many of Spielberg’s best films, allows us to be children again, even if this is, ironically, a film most kids would be scared to death by. It’s a movie that indulges in horror-movie tropes while making them feel fresh, layering a patina of intelligence over the intense, earth-rattling action. Though the human-dinosaur face-offs are the stuff of movie legend, the early sections where Drs. Alan Grant, Ian Malcolm, and Ellie Sattler debate the ethics of a theme park full of the living, breathing extinct are strangely fascinating and entertaining, at least to 28-year old me. More

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    ‘Room 237’, a documentary that takes a deeper look into ‘The Shining’, releases a new trailer

    Filmmaker Stanley Kubrick is one of the most well-regarded directors of all time, having been the driving force behind numerous classics spread out over multiple genres. One of those is the 1980 horror film The Shining, an adaptation of the Stephen King novel about a caretaker’s family and the trials they face at the Overlook […] More

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    ‘The Shining’ Rewards Attentive Rewatching

    The Shining  Written by Diane Johnson and Stanley Kubrick based on the novel The Shining by Stephen King Directed by Stanley Kubrick USA 1980 imdb Quebec’s only documentary film festival, Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal – RIDM, starts Wednesday, November 7th. One of the most highly anticipated docs is Room 237, a film about […] More

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    Video of the Day: ‘The Shining’ – The Sitcom

      The Tumblr round-up is a compilation of images, links, posters, stories, videos and so on, taken from the Sound On Sight Tumblr account. We simply do not have the man power nor time to write articles on every interesting movie related goody we find, so this is our way of still promoting some of the […] More

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    Fantastic Fest 2012 Wrap Up: The Best of the Fest

    Fantastic Fest is over but that doesn’t mean we should stop promoting the incredible line-up of movies programmed. It has become a Sound on Sight tradition that once the event has finished, we post a festival wrap-up highlighting our favourite films. Here are the top three picks from four of our writers. You can check […] More

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    Fantastic Fest 2012: ‘Room 237’ a one-of-a-kind exploration into fanaticism

    Room 237 Directed by Rodney Ascher USA, 2012 Room 237 is a potent, one-of-a-kind exploration into obsession and fanaticism that calls into question the underlying value of art and those who seek to unearth it. Whether or not you’re a fan of Kubrick and his films is moot. Rodney Ascher’s documentary serves up mind-boggling theory after another, absorbing the […] More

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    ‘Room 237’

    With TIFF over and done with, a huge number of noteworthy films have to be parsed, and first up is the “subjective documentary” Room 237, in which a host of obsessives muse over their pet theories on what Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining is really about. Ricky D and Simon Howel are joined by special guest […] More

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    TIFF 2012: ‘Room 237’ – Conspiracy theorists take on Kubrick’s ‘The Shining’

    Room 237 Directed by Rodney Ascher 2012, USA In Rodney Ascher’s documentary Room 237, the subject in question is Stanley Kubrick’s beloved The Shining. It explores the numerous theories and alleged hidden meanings lurking deep within the film conceptualized by devoted non-casual observers, theorists and scholars. The film may be over three decades old but […] More

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