Room 237

There's no denying the brilliance of Stanley Kubrick. The masterful director went to great lengths when making a film to ensure everything was as close to perfection as possible. He is said to have intentionally included everything you see in the frame for a reason. And like a true artist, he left a lot to the viewer to digest and decipher. Room 237 ($25) takes a look at his 1980 pseudo-horror masterpiece The Shining, but this isn't a documentary on the movie — it's more of a look at the obsessed fans of Kubrick (us included) who have spent obviously too much time dissecting his work. This entertaining collection of theories, conspiracies, and hidden meanings are told by unseen participants, scholars, and borderline-lunatics, and run the gamut from the Native American genocide, the Holocaust, Kubrick's supposedly-faked moon landing, impossible windows, and penis-insinuations. We especially loved the breakdown of The Overlook layout and Danny's Big Wheel rides. Even if you don't believe a single word spoken, it's still very much worth watching if you find yourself yearning to watch The Shining a couple times a year. Words of wisdom, Lloyd my man. Words of wisdom.

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