Full Metal Jacket

I am in no way, shape or form a Stanley Kubrick fan. I didn’t arrive at this destination lightly; after watching his big three movies, “Dr. Strangelove,” “A Clockwork Orange,” “2001,” all of which I found dreadfully boring, I decided that this was not the director for me.

However, last year saw the unthinkable, a Kubrick film I kind of liked, “Lolita.” After seeing it, I even told myself that I would totally watch it again, if it was on. Imagine my surprise when, after watching “Full Metal Jacket,” I find another of his movies that I would both totally re-watch AND would even consider buying.

Weird.

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