Close Encounters of the Third Kind ★★★★½

Watched this because my friend Liz is hosting a digital film festival of sci-fi favorites (Close Encounters, War of the Worlds, Contact) for a few of us and calling it SPACE WEEK. :)

Haven’t seen any of them somehow and this was a stunning first view. Everything from the giant sculpture to the ending is phenomenal. The final 20 or so minutes of this movie has some of the most stunning, evocative images I’ve ever seen, as does the sequence at Jillian’s house. The way Spielberg uses those tones is absolutely fascinating, though I’m not gonna pretend it doesn’t leave me with a thousand goddamn questions.

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