Stanley Kubrick’s Lolita and the collapse of Western Culture

The legendary director’s first great film is a dizzying blend of genres driven by a middle-aged man’s sexual fascination with a teenager.  Told in a more straightforward style than much of his later work, the story beneath the surface is one of cultural decline, where villain and victim become increasingly hard to define in an… Continue reading Stanley Kubrick’s Lolita and the collapse of Western Culture