Monday, April 15, 2013

Room 237

"Room 237" proudly bills itself as a subjective, amateur analysis of "The Shining" and gathers a handful of obsessive fans (aka crackpots) who expostulate their different conspiratorial theories of Stanley Kubrick's film. These range from plausible to engrossingly ludicrous while other interpretations are poorly conveyed, inane, or simply boring. As a fan of the film and Stephen King's book, I found myself engaged, but I think the only truth the film really uncovers are the pitfalls of widespread home viewing and the pathetic idolatry it has inspired.