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Solaris (1972) Review

As I cautiously enter my second Andrei Tarkovsky movie, it’s nice to think that I’ve still got so many of his classic pieces of cinema left to tackle. Tarkovsky was no stranger to elusive messages and broadly varied reasonings throughout his films. He places in his films something to strive for, information to grapple with as the story unfolds. Well, he didn’t do that in Ivan’s Childhood, but that was a sorely engaging and gripping film that relied on the harrowing nature of war. Solaris relies on similar trends of grief, loss and inexperienced terror, all in the form of an inability to believe what is right there in front of our very eyes.

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