High school English and film teacher.
It's been too long since I've recorded a movie review--in part because I've been busy, yes, but mostly because I feel overwhelmed approaching the monumental task of writing about Kubrick's 1968 masterpiece 2001. How do I say anything meaningful about a film that literally left me breathless and overwhelmed and lost and moved and confused and deep, deep in thought? It is a film that to me is everything everyone said it was, and still somehow more.
First off, I…
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Well this was not at all what I expected. I think it was better on pretty much every level (though I do want to buy it on blu-ray to get a better look at the visuals, which were already rich). More complex, evanescent, and emotionally demanding than I thought it would be, while also richer in theme and scope. This may be moving up into my top ten films (after a second or third watch) but it's already on my…