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Eyes Wide Shut Is Getting A Live Script Reading, And Full Costumes Are Encouraged

If you’re in the Los Angeles area and are looking for something fun to do the Wednesday before Halloween, we might have the perfect sexy, spooky event for you. IFC Films and Film Independent are presenting a live reading of Stanley Kubrick’s “Eyes Wide Shut” with “The Beta Test” directors Jim Cummings and Pj McCabe. […]

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Stanley Kubrick: 7 Fascinating Books on the Legendary Director

All products and services featured by IndieWire are independently selected by IndieWire editors. However, IndieWire may receive a commission on orders placed through its retail links, and the retailer may receive certain auditable data for accounting purposes.Anyone who knows film likely knows about the genius of Stanley Kubrick. But watching movies isn’t the only way […]

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Kubrick Dreamed of Casting Bill Murray, Woody Allen for ‘Eyes Wide Shut’ Before Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise’s performance in Stanley Kubrick’s final feature “Eyes Wide Shut” is one of his most famous roles, but the A-list actor was far from the first name Kubrick considered for the part of Dr. William “Bill” Harford. David Mikics’ new biography “Stanley Kubrick: American Filmmaker” reveals the original wish list Kubrick dreamed up for […]

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Stanley Kubrick’s Career Was Propelled by Box Office Success More Than by Critics

It’s mid-summer. Normally we’d be covering the openings of “The Forever Purge” and “Ghostbusters: Afterlife,” with “Minions: Rise of Gru” in its second weekend competing for #1. As usual, all franchise titles, likely all hits.Thirty-three years ago on the same weekend, another “franchise” was #2. His name was Stanley Kubrick, and “Full Metal Jacket,” his […]

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My favourite film aged 12: The Sixth Sense

M Night Shyamalan’s ghost story terrified me to my teenage core – and ignited a love for clever storytellingRead all the other My favourite film choicesThe best arts and entertainment during self-isolationI turned 12 in 1999. Some film buffs like to say the year was one of the greatest in cinema’s history, spawning storied releases […]

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The film quiz of the year: do you know your Green Book from your Cats?

Whether you like arthouse, the multiplex or streaming on your smartphone, this quiz is for youIn January, a Us teenager in Utah caused a highway collision while driving blindfold – she was taking a challenge, inspired by which movie?Eyes Wide ShutBird BoxThe Blind SideCrashAccording to Sight and Sound magazine, what was the best film of […]

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The Morning Watch: A Chef Reviews Down Cooking Scenes in Movies, ‘Eyes Wide Shut’ Book Comparison & More

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows. In this edition, listen as a professional chef reviews cooking scenes […]

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‘Eyes Wide Shut’ Turns 20, & Its Insights On Power Couples, Power Cults & Power Trips Have A New Light [Be Reel Podcast]

When it comes to celebrity couples, we’re often more interested in their off-screen drama than their on-screen roles. But what about those rare instances when the two intersect? Then, audiences are left in the time-honored role of armchair psychologist, sussing out what these generationally famous stars are bringing to the screen from their own romantic […]

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Jordan Peele Approves of This Horrifying ‘Cats’ and ‘Us’ Trailer Mash-Up — Watch

Film journalists have already reacted in horror to the first trailer for Universal’s “Cats” musical adaptation, but that’s nothing compared to the overwhelming response from social media users. Less than 24 hours after the trailer’s debut, a viral meme mixing the “Cats” footage with popular music scores has taken over Twitter with terrifying results. One […]

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