Since I saw this at a young age, I watch this was a different lense than Kubrick’s oher work. (In case you didn’t know. My profile pic is of Kubrick laughing at the burned down set of “The Shining”)
For a Kubrick film, the real stand out is the acting. Nicholson and Duvall give fantastic performances and Crothers is great too.
The film lures you into a sense of comfort and safety and it either gives you nothing or something…