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    Stanley Kubrick's Producer Jan Harlan Says 'The Shining' Doc 'Room 237' Is "Idiotic"

    Within the walls of The Playlist, we don't always agree on everything. While I found Rodney Ascher's "Room 237" to be a pretty terrific, fascinating and funny look at the wild ways Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining" has inspired tin foil hat types, others don't agree. Around the office, another colleag...

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    10 New Horror Blu-rays To Haunt Your Halloween

    Halloween is a holiday that practically demands that at least at some point during the lead-up to the actual night, you stay in and watch some of your favorite horror movies. Not only has the weather just changed, facilitating an urge to stay indoors, but there always seems to be old school classics...

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    What to Rent/Buy This Week on DVD/Blu-ray: 'Room 237,' The First Gruesome Season of 'Hannibal' and More

    VOD is all the rage right now, and for good reason (check out our September list HERE). But while it's gratifying to know that you can watch pretty much anything with the simple click of a button, there's something comforting about tearing into a DVD/Blu-ray case and popping the disc into yo...

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    Read the Twitter Discussion That Became the DVD Cover for 'Room 237'

    The story behind the DVD cover for the documentary "Room 237" is intriguing enough that it could theoretically warrant its own a behind-the-scenes conspiracy theory documentary.

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    The Top Documentaries on Criticwire's Best Indies of 2013 List

    From this year's festival favorites to theatrical upstarts, these 11 docs are some of our Criticwire Members' favorite films of 2013.

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    How 'The Purge,' Opening the Stanley Film Festival, Reminds Us Why We Love Horror Movies

    The Stanley Hotel might not harbor ghosts in the traditional sense, but the empty hallways and surrounding desolation of this remote chunk of wooden real estate adjacent to Rocky Mountain National Park in Estes Park, Colorado suggest the sort of phantom presence that active imaginations tend to crea...

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    This Week's Reviews on the Indiewire Netowrk

    Every week, for your easy-viewing pleasure, Criticwire will bring to you a roundup of all the reviews that appear on the various blogs on the Indiewire Network. This week is heavy on criticism of "42" and "To The Wonder," but The Playlist and Shadow And Act made time for much smaller releases, while...

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    Sell Out the Hallway—Room 237 and the Stakes of Found Footage

    "Room 237" bears a strong anti-intellectual impulse, more geared towards ramping up the spectacular weirdness of its interviewees than towards taking their ideas seriously.

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