2001: A Space Odyssey – Kubrick’s Cosmos

Stanley Kubrick’s potentially majestic myth about man’s first encounter with a higher life form than his own dwindles into a whimsical space operetta, then frantically inflates itself again for a surreal climax in which the imagery is just obscure enough to be annoying, just precise enough to be banal.

Sergio Leone directing the hanging scene of 'Once Upon a Time in the West'

THE MAKING OF ‘ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST’

Sergio Leone’s film Once Upon a Time in the West set out to be the ultimate Western―a celebration of the power of classic Hollywood cinema, a meditation on the making of America and a lament for the decline of one of the most cherished film genres in the form of a “dance of death.”