This Week in the Box: Recap of Films 11-20

charltonhestonHaving now completed 2/5 of the task of watching all 50 films in this box set project, it’s time for another recap. You can find the retrospective on the first ten films here.

We’ll start off the same way, which is listing all 10 films from this batch in the order in which I prefer them, best to worst. Continue reading

This Week in the Box: 2001: A Space Odyssey

aspaceodysseyNote: This Week in the Box is a year-long series where Sam works through the entire Warner Brothers 50 Film Collection box set. To find reviews of the other films in the series and see the complete list, click here.

Note the Second: this post will contain spoilers for 2001: A Space Odyssey, as much as revealing the actual events can spoil anything in this strange, strange movie.

2001: A Space Odyssey is possibly the best regarded movie of all time that not a single viewer can entirely explain. We all seem to agree that it’s a masterpiece and there are certainly major touchpoints that everyone covers (the impersonalness, the masterful craft, etc). But anyone who claims to understand what it means once and for all, to the exclusion of all other interpretations, is selling something I just can’t buy. Continue reading