Star Trek Into Darkness
A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III
It's more memorable for various isolated witticisms and images than it is as a coherent whole. And its flightier touches can be deadly.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
The material manages at once to be both precious and dry, the staging is unprofitably claustrophobic, and the structure less ingenious than arbitrary.
Utopia is folly, though human fluidity here is the stuff of both Wagnerian myth and Gallic farce
Resnais raises more questions than he answers in this fascinating three-section parable about utopianism, education and love.
Often very funny and witty.
| Original Score: B+
What happens when a skeptic tackles tranquility? He makes it look dangerous.
| Original Score: 60/100
Resnais speculates on the utopian dream that life is infinitely perfectable, that human chaos, despair and horror can be spirited or educated out of existence. There are two stories, to correspond to each of these possibilities.
A unique and funny film from intellectual French director Resnais.
| Original Score: 3/4