2012 has been a formidable year for film and audiences have returned to cinemas in great numbers to see heroes assemble, rise and fall. I chart my favourite films of 2012, in ascending order:
“I would not think of quarrelling with your interpretation nor offering any other, as I have found it always the best policy to allow the film to speak for itself.” – Stanley Kubrick
Stanley Kubrick’s legendary adaptation of Stephen King’s horror The Shining may be over thirty years old, but due to the director’s fastidious approach his films are subject to eternal debate, speculation and mystery. Rodney Ascher’s documentary explores the numerous theories about the hidden meanings within Kubrick’s visionary masterpiece.