Zach Gilbert’s review published on Letterboxd:
I am nowhere NEAR intelligent enough to properly dissect this film after my first (full) viewing but... Jesus Christ, Kubrick.
Truly one of the most audacious artistic achievements in cinematic history, with a potent and powerful philosophical core to further captivate the audience. Honestly, I’m wholly content with the ambiguous atmosphere it occupies at the moment. In many ways, this felt like a revelatory religious experience, and like religion, its ultimate strength seems to lie in the unknown.
Now off to frantically analyze countless articles interpreting this titanic accomplishment before my inevitable rewatch from an enlightened state of mind!