The Shining

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Jack Nicholson’s 20 best performances – ranked!
As the legendary actor turns 86 on Saturday, we rate decades of his most celebrated roles – from grinning wrong ’uns to lovable rakes and crazed murderers

Peter Bradshaw

20, Apr, 2023 @11:00 AM

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‘I squeamishly refuse to rewatch’: Guardian writers on their scariest movie endings
From the final moments of Don’t Look Now to Midsommar to Men, critics pick the endnotes that caused the biggest nightmares

Jesse Hassenger, Andrew Lawrence, Charles Bramesco, Benjamin Lee, Lauren Mechling, Lisa Wong Macabasco, Guy Lodge, Veronica Esposito, Adrian Horton, Andrew Pulver, Luke Buckmaster and Radheyan Simonpillai

31, Oct, 2022 @9:05 AM

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Leon Vitali obituary
British actor who went on to work for the film director Stanley Kubrick as an assistant, casting adviser and ‘sort of gatekeeper’

Ryan Gilbey

28, Aug, 2022 @4:24 PM

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Scariest ghosts in cinema – ranked!
From unexplained bumps and noises in the night to creepy children and things without faces, here are some of film’s most terrifying spectres

Anne Billson

29, Oct, 2020 @1:00 PM

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House of horrors: how cinema turned a safe space into a trap
Long before an age of lockdown, films from Rosemary’s Baby to The Shining and In the Shadow unveiled the home as the ultimate fear

Michael Newton

27, May, 2020 @10:56 AM

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The Shining at 40: will we ever fully understand what it all means?
Stanley Kubrick’s terrifying Stephen King adaptation is as chilly and confounding as ever, a puzzle that may never be solved

Scott Tobias

23, May, 2020 @6:30 AM

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From Panic Room to Cabin Fever: films about isolation, to watch in self-isolation
Our selection of must-see movies, whether you go it alone or hunker down with family or friends

Steve Rose

25, Mar, 2020 @1:51 PM

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I've never seen … The Shining
In the first of a new series, one of our writers finally catches up with the cinematic classic they’ve somehow missed. Today, Ammar Kalia watches Kubrick’s masterpiece

Ammar Kalia

25, Mar, 2020 @11:06 AM

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From Fight Club to Brief Encounter: how self-isolation would change classic films
It’s now difficult to watch movies without worrying about the two-metre rule – here are the retrospective plot changes required to mean old movies pass muster

Stuart Heritage

24, Mar, 2020 @4:16 PM

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Doctor Sleep review – sedate Shining sequel battles a new evil … boredom
Ewan McGregor as grownup Danny Torrance fights his own demons and others in this meandering follow-up to The Shining

Peter Bradshaw

30, Oct, 2019 @4:00 PM

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Doctor Sleep, It, The Dark Tower: is there too much Stephen King on screen?
The horror overlord is everywhere in 2019, and with good reason. But we may be getting close to saturation point

Steve Rose

21, Oct, 2019 @8:00 AM

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Extended scares: in defense of the two-hour-plus horror movie
In Midsommar, Ari Aster’s divisive follow-up to Hereditary, scares are drawn out for 140 minutes, allowing for a more effectively nightmarish experience

Charles Bramesco

01, Jul, 2019 @6:00 AM

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