DVD review: Room 237


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Was The Shining Stanley Kubrick's way of admitting that he faked footage of the Apollo moon landings?

This diverting documentary offers five different idiosyncratic interpretations of the revered 1980s horror film, pairing the voice-overs of the unseen theorists with a witty montage of clips. Ultimately, Room 237 is less about Kubrick and The Shining than it is about the powerful spell which some films can cast on their viewers.