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Caryn James

Watch Guillermo del Toro's New Mini-film: The Simpsons 'Treehouse of Horror' Opener

  • By Caryn James
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  • October 2, 2013 10:41 AM
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Whether or not you're a devoted Simpsons fan, you'll want to catch this opener to Sunday's annual Halloween 'Treehouse of Horror' episode, gleefully and lovingly directed by the great Guillermo del Toro.

'Room 237,' Kubrick Fanatics And a Bonus Recommendation

  • By Caryn James
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  • March 27, 2013 9:15 AM
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The rapturous responses to Room 237 that came out of the Sundance Film festival seem wildly overstated, but understandable. This modest, entertaining, and at times visually clever documentary about The Shining -- in which a handful of obsessives decode the signposts to supposedly "true" meanings lurking in Kubrick's subtext -- is exactly the kind of inbred film that some cineastes go bonkers for. Not as bonkers as the theorists interviewed for the film, of course. They are hard to top in the thinking-gone-haywire department.

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