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Stanley KuBLOG: Full Metal Jacket – A Stanley Kubrick Retrospective

Posted by on Jul 29, 2020 in action, All, drama, Film, Headline, Reviews, thriller, war | 0 comments

Full Metal Jacket has the dubious honour of being the first 18 certificate film I saw at the cinema. I was fifteen years old and already a...

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Stanley KuBLOG: The Shining – A Stanley Kubrick Retrospective

Posted by on Jun 26, 2020 in All, Books, drama, Film, Headline, horror, Reviews, thriller | 0 comments

Approaching The Shining is daunting. Of all Kubrick’s films, it is the most discussed. 2001 and Dr Strangelove, discussion feels...

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Stanley KuBLOG: Barry Lyndon – A Stanley Kubrick Retrospective

Posted by on May 1, 2020 in All, comedy, drama, Film, Headline, Reviews | 0 comments

Barry Lyndon is Stanley Kubrick’s tenth feature film. It came after a series of magnificent successes capped by the trauma of A...

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Stanley KuBLOG: A Clockwork Orange – A Stanley Kubrick Retrospective

Posted by on Mar 26, 2020 in All, Books, drama, Film, Headline, Reviews, sci-fi, thriller | 0 comments

A Clockwork Orange is what happens when a master filmmaker decides to deliberately make an ugly film. Following the ecstatic star journey...

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Stanley KuBLOG – 2001: A Space Odyssey – A Stanley Kubrick Retrospective

Posted by on Mar 16, 2020 in All, Books, drama, Film, Headline, Reviews, sci-fi, thriller | 0 comments

I have a relationship with 2001: a Space Odyssey. It was the first film I really booked on TV to see. As a kid, I was going to my uncle...

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Stanley KuBLOG: Dr Strangelove (or How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the Bomb) – A Stanley Kubrick Retrospective

Posted by on Mar 6, 2020 in All, comedy, drama, Film, Headline, News, thriller, war | 0 comments

Dr. Strangelove is damned near perfect. Hell, it simply is perfect. From the title with its death wish Nazi sentiment matched with the...

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Stanley KuBLOG: Lolita – A Stanley Kubrick Retrospective

Posted by on Mar 1, 2020 in All, Books, drama, Film, Headline, Reviews | 0 comments

Lolita is an odd film but is a first for Kubrick. His first non-genre film, the adaptation of Vladimir Nabokov’s 1955 novel, tells...

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Stanley KuBLOG: Spartacus – A Stanley Kubrick Retrospective

Posted by on Feb 19, 2020 in action, All, biopic, drama, Film, Headline, News | 0 comments

The difficulty of Spartacus is that for Kubrick it was definitely a promotion but at the same time also a demotion. The budget was bigger,...

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Stanley KuBLOG: Paths of Glory – A Stanley Kubrick Retrospective

Posted by on Feb 6, 2020 in All, drama, Film, Headline, Reviews, thriller, war | 0 comments

Stanley Kubrick’s fourth feature film Paths of Glory is his first to establish him as the complete product. This is the first of his...

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Stanley KuBLOG: The Killing – A Stanley Kubrick Retrospective

Posted by on Jan 24, 2020 in action, All, drama, Film, Headline, Reviews, thriller | 0 comments

Okay, we can stop mucking about now. After a couple of shaky starts, Kubrick with The Killing finally makes a fantastic film. Released in...

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