Paths of Glory (1957)

Kubrick’s first relatively big budget film, seen in some circles as anti-war which is overly simplistic. Kubrick doesn’t make such blanket statements. Rather, it’s an examination of courage and cowardice while being totally realistic about 20th century warfare and its corruptions. It says anyone on any side of a conflict over power can be corrupt […]

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2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

  Up there with Bunuel’s The Milky Way as one of the greatest of all time, Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey is an ode to immortality, a true filmic equivalent of religious reverence for origins and destinies, even if some details are based on the modernist revisionism many traditionalists eventually fall out of favour with, i.e. evolution. In […]

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