Brilliant, like a spiritual successor to The Wicker Man. Very disturbing and abstract, though, so I can imagine it's not for everyone. In some ways, it reminded me of 2001: A Space Odyssey and Eraserhead in how visual it was and how it relied on visuals to communicate its ideas and deliver its story. Also doubles as a good break-up movie.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Stanley Kubrick’s final film is perhaps the first of its kind: it is the only film I have watched that exists within the state of death itself. It’s no surprise; Stanley Kubrick died 4 days after submitting the final print into Warner Bros., Sydney Pollock died in 2008 and my grandparents, who saw this film during its theatrical release at an ill-fated screening, are dead. However, these aren’t merely the reasons this film evokes a death-like state, this film evokes…