david alcazar’s review published on Letterboxd:
One of the best films ever made.
I think my mistake when watching this the first time was watching it with a friend in a casual setting. I was looking for entertainment and a good time which this doesn’t meet by conventional standards.
I’m so glad I decided to revisit it though because honestly it’s one of my new favorites. It’s an almost meditative experience viewing Stalker. I’m not sure that’s right but I can’t think of another way to put it. Half my brain is just blissfully taking in the slow, atmospheric world Tarkovsky creates and the other is dissecting the meaning packed into the dialogue and visuals.
Honestly kind of in shock I watched this, 2001, AND 8 1/2 in the span of one week. All three of them are already some of my personal favorites and masterpieces in their one right. Now I can’t decide which to think about...