THE SHINING (Stanley Kubrick, 1980)

Such a parody of a horror film as Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining probably is all that its inspirational souce material, Stephen King’s novel, deserves; but it’s thin, vapid, illogical, silly—and outrageously entertaining almost from the start. The film manages to be both vacuous and overloaded—like tiramisu; one keeps imagining it will amount to something until […]