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The Best of Stanley Kubrick

Stanley Kubrick (1928-1999) is one of the most important and influential filmmakers of all time.  For generations of movie buffs and aspiring cineastes, he was a model of visual innovation and creative autonomy, and it was Kubrick, before anyone else, who came to embody the popular conception of what a movie director should be.  2,193 more words


Directors of Communication

When lurking around the internet one afternoon, I came upon an interesting comment about a couple of Stanley Kubrik films that really greased my gears. His film “A Clockwork Orange” takes a killer and turns him into an ordinary man and another film of his “Full Metal Jacket” takes an ordinary man and turns him into a killer. 284 more words

A. R. McDivitt

new office move-in excuse for a post

The office that I worked in just made a big move, so I’ve been doing that and also trying to get in some real work. So, short post today. 93 more words


A Full Metal Jacket Review

Watching Full Metal Jacket (1987), the second to last film of director Stanley Kubrick, for the second time I found myself far less impressed and even slightly disengaged. 263 more words


Whiplash: Who knew jazz could be so brutal?

His knees weak, arms are heavy, vomit on his sweater, mom’s spaghetti… Sorry, lost myself in the moment there.

Short of a hoodie and a rap battle, there’s a lot of similarities to be drawn between… 551 more words


Killer's Kiss (1955) [The Yellow Kubrick Road]

I’m currently going through a Stanley Kubrick phase so I thought I’d share my journey with you here on my very own little website! Of course I have seen and loved most of his classics (2001, A Clockwork Orange, The Shining, Full Metal Jacket & Eyes Wide Shut) however, I haven’t seen his earlier black & white works. 556 more words

Whiplash Review

Director Damien Chazelle still isn’t 30 years old, and he’s written and directed the Sundance smash and Oscar contending feature Whiplash. After adapting the film from an initial short he made in 2013, Chazelle’s second feature brims with an electric all or nothing tension, where the stakes are high and failure is unthinkable. 388 more words