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  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    2001: A Space Odyssey


    For years I put off watching this film out of intimidation. The thought of being unable to understand (foolishly, as if logic is a requirement of great cinema) and appreciate this work so widely considered to be one of the greatest cinematic achievements of all time filled me with dread. I always thought, "I'll get around to it someday, soon."

    Today, finally, enough was enough.

    Early in the first act my dread was replaced with a feeling of reverence or…