16. 'Room 237'

If you're like me, you love a movie that's worth debating at length. It's no secret that "The Shining" is one of those movies, but "Room 237," a documentary that collects a handful of extensive and sometimes extreme theories about the movie, makes not just a great argument for certain potentially unrecognized aspects of Stanley Kubrick's film but for the communal value of film analysis among anyone with a strong opinion, professional or not.

( December 7, 2012 )

If you're like me, you love a movie that's worth debating at length. It's no secret that "The Shining" is one of those movies, but "Room 237," a documentary that collects a handful of extensive and sometimes extreme theories about the movie, makes not just a great argument for certain potentially unrecognized aspects of Stanley Kubrick's film but for the communal value of film analysis among anyone with a strong opinion, professional or not.

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