Louis-Charles’s review published on Letterboxd:
It's Hal's Birthday!
This was actually the first time I watched this film in the morning. I've watched it in the afternoon and the evening, but never in the morning. It actually felt different. Can't say why exactly and how, but it did felt different. What also felt different was that the last time I watched 2001 was in theatres last summer. Really wasn't the same thing at home sadly. Still, is an incredible experience, but something was missing for sure.
Every time I watch 2001 I notice something new. Today was no exception and I realized how this film actually goes by an instant (for me at least). The first time I watched it, I felt like I was watching something which would never end. Even the second time around I felt its length. But now... everything sort of goes by really fast. The Dawn of Man sequence is just a blur while in the past it was excruciating and felt like it took at least an hour. And after that, it just keeps going so fast. Yet, I know the film is slow, but it just doesn't feel like it anymore. It's so strange. Maybe it's because I know what's about to happen. I really can't say.
I really feel like every viewing will reveal something new to me about 2001. That's just terrific. Already looking forward for the next time.