Stanley Kubrick

Room 237 Review

Rodney Ascher's look at close readings and potential conspiracy theories within Stanley Kubrick's The Shining shouldn't work, but it does perfectly if you're a finely attuned film geek.

Interview: Patrick Read Johnson

Dork Shelf talks to Patrick Read Johnson about his long in the works autobiographical film 5-25-77 and it's long road to the big screen despite being a small film about how he got started as a filmmaker growing up in small town Illinois. Johnson opens up about growing disillusioned with the studio system (working with John Hughes on Baby's Day Out, turning down the chance to do Home Alone, and the troubled post production on Angus), the good along the way, and bringing his work-in-progress film to the TIFF Next Wave Festival this weekend.

Countdown to Armageddon with TIFF

Time to gear up for the end of the world, and thankfully the TIFF Bell Lightbox has all your post-Apocalyptic film-going/research needs covered.

The New Old: Love & Darkness

This week's archival home entertainment column takes a look at some real heavy hitters with Alfred Hitchcock's Strangers on a Train, Wong Kar Wai's In the Mood for Love, Stanley Kubrick's Fear and Desire, the campy Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?, and director's cuts of both Frank Oz's Little Shop of Horrors and the Al Pacino ham-fest The Devil's Advocate.

TIFF 2012 Reviews; Part 9

For our final round-up of TIFF 2012 reviews we take a look at some great stuff yet to come and some films we're doubling back on with reviews for The Paperboy, Song for Marion, Frances Ha, Room 237, The ABCs of Death, Ghost Graduation, The We and the I, Imogene, Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp, Outrage Beyond, Come Out and Play, The Lesser Blessed, and The Bay.