'Room 237' -- 3 stars

<b>No Rating; 1:42 running time</b><br><br>We are nothing without our obsessions, and Rodney Ascher's "This American Life"-ish documentary "Room 237" intertwines the obsessive, often risible theories of five very big fans of Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining." Take it one of two ways. One: It's a cautionary tale about what happens when you're so into a movie and its elliptical images and perceived meanings, you get sucked into its wormhole and you end up sounding like a lunatic. Two: It's a movie about movie love and not believing in any limitations on that love. -- Michael Phillips<br><br><a href=http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/movies/sc-mov-0402-room-237-20130404,0,578147.column>Read the full "Room 237" movie review</a>

( April 2, 2013 )

No Rating; 1:42 running time

We are nothing without our obsessions, and Rodney Ascher's "This American Life"-ish documentary "Room 237" intertwines the obsessive, often risible theories of five very big fans of Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining." Take it one of two ways. One: It's a cautionary tale about what happens when you're so into a movie and its elliptical images and perceived meanings, you get sucked into its wormhole and you end up sounding like a lunatic. Two: It's a movie about movie love and not believing in any limitations on that love. -- Michael Phillips

Read the full "Room 237" movie review

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