It is more than 30 years since Stanley Kubrick released The Shining yet the fascination with this cult film hasn't waned as this subjective but bizarre documentary shows.
Rodney Ascher's film explores the far-reaching conspiracy theories and the hidden symbols and messages supposedly buried in the late director's work with the help of five learned fans and scholars who include a playwright and a veteran foreign correspondent.
Their interpretations range from the interesting to the downright absurd. They include the film being a metaphor for the destruction of the Native Americans by the white man, veiled references to the Holocaust and Kubrick's reported involvement in filming the alleged faked moon landing.
The interviewees are never seen, only their voices are heard over clips from the film - a massive shame.
Every part of the classic is dissected and analysed including continuity errors which leads to thought that that the participants had way too much time on their hands and should have known better.
I would have liked to have heard from those who worked with Kubrick on the film but this is still a very entertaining documentary which will make you want to revisit The Shining with fresh eyes.