Stephen King’s novel “The Shining” revolves around Jack Torrance (played by the inimitable Jack Nicholson), caretaker of the Overlook Hotel who slowly descends into madness.
Although Stanley Kubrik’s film adaption is regarded as a classic, it’s not without its controversies. Not only did King hate the depiction of his story on screen, but the working conditions on set were infamously harsh for the cast and crew. This was especially true for Shelley Duvall who has said that her time on that set was “almost unbearable.” Yep, that’s what happens when you make your actors perform the same scene over 127 times!
This movie is enough to give even the most style-savvy of people some fashion phobia. "In Fabric" answers the question (you likely never thought to ask) "What would happen if my dress was haunted?" The answer? Well, it wouldn't be pretty.
Wearers of the firey (pun very much intended here) red frock face horrific fates. As the pages of "Vogue" will tell you, fashion is pain! The most frightening part of the film is finding out what the fabric of the dress is made out of. That we'll let you discover on your own...The film's rather off-beat plot and sadistically-surreal scenes have made it a polarizing film even for the most cinema-obsessed.
Successfully remaking a classic Hollywood film is no easy feat. While the all-female 2016 remake of "Ghostbusters" was fairly well-received by film critics, it was audiences who "ghosted" the reboot. It just didn't meet the mark.
Audiences didn't warm to the idea of an all-female ghostbuster squad, some even calling the casting a "gimmick." However, most of the distaste targeted towards the film was rooted in divided politicized opinions as opposed to the film itself.
Director Michael Powell's violent voyeuristic film captures the age-old fear of being watched by a stranger. Mark Lewis, aka "Peeping Tom" gets his fix from filming and then murdering unassuming women in their own homes. Nowadays, where cameras can be found in everyone's pocket at all times, this film is particularly relevant and poignant.
While "Peeping Tom" has since cultivated a cult status among movie buffs it was regarded as highly controversial when it was first released in 1960. This was due to the film's novel depiction of sexual taboos and violence.
When James Cameron's epic "Avatar" hit our screens, it was heralded as a technical masterpiece due to its unmatched CGI use.
Well, what the film had in visuals, it lacked in its content and plot. Once audiences got over the "wow" factor of the film, many pointed out that "Avatar" glorified problematic themes of colonization and white-saviorism. Some have even argued the film is a copy-paste of the classic (and equally problematic) "Pochahontas."