The Shining

The Shining ★★

I wanted to like this, having just finished reading the book for the first time and loving it. Sadly, while King took the time to streamline some parts of the novel, this whole thing serves to show why a story can be gripping on page but boring on screen. They clearly didn't have the budget to make any of this cinematic - hell, they even downplayed the actually-cinematic scenes from the novel

Still, Steven Weber is the perfect Jack Torrance, there's some great make-up work in this, and it's kinda funny to see the 90s filtered over what's very much a 70s story