Music Box Blog - Entries by Steve Prokopy

Observant or obsessive? A review of Room 237

by Steve Prokopy Monday, February 25th, 2013, 5:09pm

What’s most amusing about Room 237 is how sure the subjects are that their version of what The Shining is about is the correct one. Phrases like “It’s obvious!” pop up more than once. But a favorite statement is: “How did I see this and nobody else did?” And while some of the experts’ observations and wild-guess interpretations are little more than intellectual exercises, a few are downright fascinating.

Troubled Youth: A review of War Witch

by Steve Prokopy Monday, February 25th, 2013, 4:59pm

The film features a powerful and provocative story and several of the finest, most natural performances I’ve seen in quite a while by first-time actors, including young Mwanza, whose work earned her the Silver Bear for Best Actress at the 2012 Berlin Film Festival.

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