20 February 2009

AV Club on Eyes Wide Shut

Via kottke.org: The Onion AV Club rehabilitates Eyes Wide Shut. I don't remember much of the critical panning that accompanied the movie's original release, and I didn't see it till some grad-student friends and I committed to watch Stanley Kubrick's major films in chronological order a couple years ago. But I agree with the review that it's up to Kubrick's usual high standards.

Given the choice, though, I tend to prefer 2001: A Space Odyssey and Dr. Strangelove, which between the two of them account for my interests in evolution, hard science fiction, conscientious objection to war, and Peter Sellers.

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