The Shining

The Shining (1980) Director: Stanley Kubrick Notably entirely different from the Stephen King novel (1977), and despised by the original author, Kubrick's The Shining is one of the greatest cinematic horror achievements. Kubrick entirely disregarded King's screenplay, which Kubrick called "weak." King was frustrated and disappointed with the choice of Nicholson, as well as the narrative decision … Continue reading The Shining

Modern Times

Modern Times (1936)  Director: Charlie Chaplin Chaplin's iconic film is a commentary on the absurdity of modern technological efficiency. Appropriately, it is also a social protest against the advent of synchronized sound in "talkie" films. It is Chaplin's last 'silent' film and is set against the backdrop of the Great Depression. The story opens with … Continue reading Modern Times