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A Place in the Sun: America in the 1950’s

Aside from Monty, the main reason to watch is that it is the most persistent and comprehensive critique of capitalism to ever win a major Academy Award. The brilliance is that it is disguised as a doomed romance.

Why Kubrick’s The Shining is So Compelling

The film understands that the only important story of evil in the Overlook is that story of Jack Torrance once again succumbing to his own selfish desires and its effect on his family unit. The film understands that this is the story of the caretaker of the Overlook (read patriarchal society) and the result of what happens when the caretaker “overlooks” his responsibilities (read chaos).