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Rod has written 4 reviews for films during 2018.

  • S Is for Stanley

    S Is for Stanley

    ★★★★

    Totally delightful, endearing and heartbreaking!
    Shades of Stanley expressed lovingly.

  • Stroszek

    Stroszek

    ★★★★★

    I can’t recommend the Herzog commentary enough!

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    2001: A Space Odyssey

    ★★★★★

    50th Anniversary 70mm screening at the Hayden Orpheum.

    I can die happy now.

  • The Island

    The Island

    ★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    “No man is an island...”

    Opening with a aesthetically appealing monochromatic interlude of a mysterious figure rowing towards an island babbling repetitive prayers before lying face down, the bleak tone of what lies ahead in Pavel Lungin’s Ostrov is offered up to the viewer on a platter, so grab your blanket and slippers.

    As a precursor to the the film’s period setting of 1976, we are offered a flashback prologue to an event in 1942 which would go someway to…