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The Reassessment Files: WOLF (1994)

The Reassessment Files: WOLF (1994)

WOLF (1994)A Reassessment File by Paul McMahon – The Distracted Critic The release of WOLF was billed as an event back in the day. Jack Nicholson, the murderous Jack Torrance in Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 THE SHINING and the demonic Darryl VanHorne in George Miller’s 1987 THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK was making a triumphant return to(…)

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“Me and Lil’ Stevie” Review THE SHINING (1980)

“Me and Lil’ Stevie” Review THE SHINING (1980)

Me And Lil’ Stevie Present: THE SHINING (1980) Review by Peter Dudar   INTERIOR: NIGHT (Establishing shots of the empty halls and corridors of the Overlook Hotel. Camera slowly pans at low, odd angles, as if we are at the POV of a small child. Creepy string music from the soundtrack begins, and as these(…)

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