Jim Gardiner’s review published on Letterboxd:
Watched 2001 for HAL's birthday, early in the evening. Slightly drowsy, so I occasionally dosed off.
Watching it for the third time I noticed a few things more prominently than before.
1. The colors are wonderfully striking.
2. HAL displays far more emotion early on than I had previously noticed.
3. The stargate sequence and the location following it both begin and end through the Monolith.