Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Close Encounters of the Third Kind ★★★★½

What is surprising about 'Close Encounters', going back to it as a seemingly familiar classic, is how uncompromising it is, how slow and strange. Still better than its countless imitations. The only sci-fi films that came to mind which do some of the same things - the wonder, mystery, encounters, family life - better, were Spielberg films. Of course.