I consider myself a pretty serious movie fan, but the simple fact of the matter is that I miss stuff. Famous and interesting stuff. But not for long!

Welcome to Where Everyone Has Gone Before, the column where I continue my film education before your very eyes. I will seek out and watch all of the movies I know I should have seen by now. I will first "review" the movie before I've watched it, based entirely on its reputation. Then I will give the movie a fair chance and actually watch it. You will laugh at me, you may condemn me, but you will never say I didn't try.

The Film: 'Solaris' (1972), Dir. Andrei Tarkovsky

Starring: Natalya Bondachuk, Donatas Baniounis, Juri Jarvet and other Russian people with names I don't have the ability to pronounce.

Why I Haven't Seen It Until Now: Because its reputation as an infamously difficult film precedes it. I'm thoroughly intimidated at the prospect of sitting down to watch it. And because it sounds really, really boring.
categories Features, Sci-Fi, Cinematical