Room 237 (2012)

Room 237
Director: Rodney Ascher
Part of: Viennale

Plot:
Room 237 is a documentary about Stanley Kubrick‘s The Shining, or rather it’s about how obsessed some people can get with a topic. It showcases the various theories about The Shining floating around – like, really, The Shining is about the genocide of the Native Americans. Or actually, it’s about the Holocaust. Although, really, it’s all about subliminal sex messages. And of course, Kubrick meant it all exactly like that.

I do like conspiracy theories and hearing about the nuttery that goes along with them. And Room 237 gives you a healthy dose of just that. But nevertheless it does grow long.

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