This month, I decided to watch nothing but movies I haven't seen before, with one crucial exception. No repeats; just movies that are new to me.
What I find so fascinating about Tarkovsky is how tightly controlled he is even at his most inscrutable. Even when I'm baffled, Tarkovsky's control of image and sound is almost molecular.
Still, my plebian brain found the pace excruciating at times. It's frequently stunning, but as with Tarkovsky's other work, I'm going to need a rewatch before I can begin to process what I saw.