Outer and Inner Space

Solaris is eerie, The Emperor's Club delves into character, and Treasure Planet updates a classic

It's bring your dead wife to work Day on planet Solaris. When reports of disquiet seep from a manned space mission, Chris Kelvin (George Clooney) is sent to find out what went wrong. Beautifully wrong, for all the passengers have been infected with a palpable vision of someone they have loved and lost. Waking to find a perfect facsimile of his late wife (Natascha McElhone), Kelvin soon surrenders to what seems like a gift from the grave. Steven Soderbergh's remake of Andrei Tarkovsky's science-fiction classic, based on the Stanislaw Lem novel, can't touch the 1972 film's austere poignancy, and McElhone lacks...

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