Friday One Sheet: Eyes Wide Shut @ 20

My favourite Christmas movie turned 20 this year. Stanley Kubrick's final film has taken almost as long to get its due in the popular culture, but I feel it has achieved consensus (more or less) for the final Kubrickian masterwork that it is. As a Christmas movie, replacing It's A Wonderful Life, A Christmas Story, Love Actually, or Gremlins, Eyes Wide Shut might still have a way to go -- but not in my household. Cult of the 1% orgies, and a sexually frustrated Tom Cruise aside, the film is gorgeously lit entirely with (non-led) Christmas lights, soft yellows, pale blues, deep reds. It screams 'the holidays' even as the subject matter is completely orthogonal to any notion of a 'holiday movie.' And artist/designer Neil...

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