Eros

"Good"

Eros Review


Three world filmmakers team up for this anthology exploringthe ways in which people connect sexually. The strongest segment is WongKar-wai's "The Hand," starring Gong Li as an elegant courtesanwho engages a tailor (Chang Chen) and, with a single stroke of her hand,keeps him at her service for years. Wong takes his fetish for form-fittingdresses to new heights, delighting in the delicate sighs of human handson silky cloth. Steven Soderbergh's odd, funny segment, "Equilibrium,"takes great joy in the bantering performances by Robert Downey Jr. as aseller of alarm clocks and Alan Arkin as a shrink. Soderbergh shoots inbeautiful, moody black-and-white and teases with a couple of tingly sidebarmysteries, but eventually gets too crafty and loses his way.

Finally grandmaster Michelangelo Antonioni returns to thecinema with "The Dangerous Thread of Things," an overly artsyand confusing metaphor, not helped by its odd and clumsy Italian dubbedsoundtrack. In it, a man (Christopher Buchholz) fights with his wife (ReginaNemni) and then sleeps with another woman (Luisa Ranieri). Some scenesfeel like dreams and others do not. This makes it difficult to grasp anypassage of time, rendering the characters mere ciphers. Nevertheless, takenone at a time, many of the film's images are fascinating and strikinglybeautiful; not many living filmmakers could match them. After all, it wasAntonioni who inspired Wong and Soderbergh to make this film in the firstplace.



Eros

Facts and Figures

Run time: 104 mins

In Theaters: Friday 3rd December 2004

Production compaines: Jet Tone Films, IPSO Facto Films, Roissy Films, Solaris Film, Citel Films, Fandango, Delux Productions

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 3 / 5

IMDB: 6.0 / 10

Cast & Crew

Starring: Robert Downey Jr. as Nick Penrose, as Dr. Pearl / Hal, Ele Keats as The Woman / Cecelia, as Christopher, as Cloe

Contactmusic


Links



Advertisement

Contactmusic 2017 Exclusive

New Movies

Patriots Day Movie Review

Patriots Day Movie Review

The third time's a charm for Mark Wahlberg and director Peter Berg, who previously teamed...

A Cure for Wellness Movie Review

A Cure for Wellness Movie Review

It's no surprise that this creep-out horror thriller is packed with whizzy visual invention, since...

It's Only the End of the World Movie Review

It's Only the End of the World Movie Review

At just 27 years old, Canadian filmmaker Xavier Dolan has an almost overwhelming set of...

Hidden Figures Movie Review

Hidden Figures Movie Review

This film recounts such a great true story that we don't mind the fact that...

The Founder Movie Review

The Founder Movie Review

This is the story of Ray Kroc, the man who created the concept of McDonald's....

John Wick: Chapter 2 Movie Review

John Wick: Chapter 2 Movie Review

Keanu Reeves picks up his supremely efficient hitman immediately where the 2015 original left him:...

Fences Movie Review

Fences Movie Review

After winning Tony Awards on Broadway, Denzel Washington and Viola Davis reteam for a film...

Advertisement
The Lego Batman Movie Movie Review

The Lego Batman Movie Movie Review

A spin-off from 2014's awesome The Lego Movie, this raucously paced action-comedy is proof that...

The Space Between Us Movie Review

The Space Between Us Movie Review

While the premise of this movie makes it look like a sci-fi adventure, the truth...

Toni Erdmann Movie Review

Toni Erdmann Movie Review

On paper, the idea of a two-hour 40-minute German comedy may not seem very promising,...

Gold Movie Review

Gold Movie Review

Based on a true story, this lively and sometimes outrageous adventure is packed with twists...

Loving Movie Review

Loving Movie Review

While this film tackles a huge issue in the history of race relations in America,...

T2 Trainspotting Movie Review

T2 Trainspotting Movie Review

It's been 20 years since we last saw four freewheeling young junkies from Edinburgh spiral...

Hacksaw Ridge Movie Review

Hacksaw Ridge Movie Review

Based on an astounding true story, this battlefield drama mixes warm emotion with intense action...

Advertisement
Artists
Actors
    Filmmakers
      Artists
      Bands
        Musicians
          Artists
          Celebrities
             
              Artists
              Interviews
                musicians & bands in the news
                  actors & filmmakers in the news
                    celebrities in the news

                      Go Back in Time using our News archive to see what happened on a particular day in the past.