KUBRICK @Feature #8: 1968’s 2001: A Space Odyssey

It’s probably a certainty that a better science fiction film will never be made. Certainly nothing smarter, more iconic, or more enigmatic. Yes, special effects will continue to improve over time. But, even for 1968, the stuff from “2001: A Space Odyssey” holds up remarkably well. The first moonwalk to the monolith is slightly unrealistic […]

KUBRICK @Feature #4: 1957’s Paths of Glory

This was the one that cemented Stanley’s trajectory. I watched it again last week, on a Netflix issued DVD. Not the new Criterion Blu-ray, as I had hoped. Was this only the 2nd time I’ve experienced “Paths of Glory”? I believe so. And the first was probably a copy I taped via VHS off of […]

KUBRICK @Feature #13: 1999’s Eyes Wide Shut

Is Kubrick’s last official feature incomplete? Sure…all of us hardcore fans realize that. Oh, the marketing in 1999 assured us that Stanley had turned in his final cut, just days ahead of succumbing to a massive heart attack in his sleep at the age of only 70. But we all knew that Kubrick would tinker […]

KUBRICK @Feature #7: 1964’s Dr. Strangelove

This will be my only credit abbreviation. But what Kubrick fan worth his precious bodily fluids, doesn’t realize that theĀ full onscreen title reads: “Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb”? I remember folks telling meĀ decades ago, that this film was meant to be taken seriously, but unintentionally supplied laughter, […]

KUBRICK @Feature #1: 1953’s Fear and Desire

It’s commonly known, among Stanley Kubrick fans, that he really despised his first film “Fear and Desire”, and would have preferred that we all forget about it (not bloody LIKELY!). The report is that Stanley once referred to it as, “a bumbling amateur film exercise”. Kubrick strongly suggested that 1955’s “Killer’s Kiss”, should be the […]

KUBRICK @Feature #10: 1975’s Barry Lyndon

So, here we go. I chuckled when I rolled my little paper balls of thirteen titles out of a cup, and the winner came out “Barry Lyndon”, for my first focus in this new series. Why? I had just recently received the Blu-ray of it from my Netflix queue, so it was kind of ironic […]


I’m going to give it a shot. With much appreciated encouragement, from my author pal Michael Dellert, as well as advice from my new friend Michael W.(an old school film theory major), I’ve decided to tackle a new project. Kubrick. Stanley freaking Kubrick. A genius. If you were going to put a selection of filmmakers […]