2001: A Space Odyssey

2001: A Space Odyssey ★★★★★

Longstanding personal favorite of mine since the age of 10, nowadays I take it as a film about the implications of guided evolution (whether by man, God or extraterrestrial beings) -- it's an intrinsically creepy and glitchy concept with every potential for blowback, even if there's something beautiful and awe-inspiring about sentient transcendence, epiphany and agency. And the film's "flight into the unknown" sense of mystery is eternally gorgeous and unsettling, there's still few films really like it.