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Old 03-28-2013, 09:30 PM   #11
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The AV Club gave it an A-

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Whether or not they’re right about what Kubrick meant, these fans aren’t wrong to take his intentions so seriously. That’s what being a movie buff should be all about: trusting that filmmakers are artists who make choices that bear close scrutiny. Room 237 joins the ranks of such classic movie-related essay-films as Rock Hudson’s Home Movies and Los Angeles Plays Itself, which encourage cineastes to examine the secret messages that movies send, and to ask whether they were intended—or whether that even matters. What makes Room 237 so energizing is how, as Ascher shows the same Shining clips over and over, with different interpretations, he gives even people who’ve watched this film a dozen times the gift of experiencing it afresh. The effect of Room 237 is intense. It’s a deep dive into the rabbit hole of semiotics, designed to train viewers to become alert to what they’re really seeing.
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Well as the video explains, I do not think it is a great film, nor do I think.
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