Posts Tagged ‘the shining’

Little White Lies magazine has a cool little tradition of reviewing films first on the basis of initial reaction, and then in retrospect. If I had the time I’d adopt a similar policy on this blog, but as it is such special treatment will have to be distributed on the basis of a combination of […]


Natalie Portman (Nina Sayers), Mila Kunis (Lily), Vincent Cassel (Thomas Leroy). Screenplay by Mark Heyman, Andres Heinz and John J. McLaughlin. Directed by Darren Aronofsky. Rating: 15. Running time: 108 minutes. Black Swan is without a doubt up there with The Social Network, Biutiful and Inception as a worthy contender for the title of being […]


Jack Nicholson (Jack Torrance), Shelley Duvall (Wendy Torrance), Scatman Crothers (Dick Hallorann). Screenplay by Stephen King and Stanley Kubrick. Directed by Stanley Kubrick. Rating: 18. Running time: 142 minutes. There has never been a film that uses music and cinematography quite like The Shining. The pounding screeches that make you apprehensive of forthcoming horror when […]


Max Schreck (Graf Orlok), Gustav von Wangenheim (Hutter), Greta Schröder (Ellen), Alexander Granach (Knock). Directed by F. W. Murnau. Written by Henrik Galeen. Rating: PG. Running time: 88 minutes. I think it’s very hard to watch a film completely alien to you in its type, and still manage to write a review reflective of that […]