Welcome to Where Everyone Has Gone Before, the weekly column where I continue my film education before your very eyes by seeking out and watching all of the movies I should have seen by now. I will first judge the movie before I've watched it, based entirely on its reputation (and my potentially misguided thoughts). 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: 'Altered States' (1980), Dir. Ken Russell

Starring: William Hurt, Blair Brown, Bob Balaban and Charles Haid.

Why I Haven't Seen It Until Now: There's a funny story behind this one. For years, I thought 'Altered States' was directed by David Cronenberg and vowed that I'd get to it when I finally got the opportunity to dive into his filmography. And then I did. And then I realized 'Altered States' was directed by Ken Russell. And then I felt really stupid. And here we are. Okay, that's not a funny story, but you get the point.