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Steven Soderbergh United States, 2002

Mugino's rating of the film Solaris

In reading Stanisław Lem's various writings, it becomes apparent that his material offers sufficient ambiguity to allow for varied cinematic interpretations. Props to Soderbergh for taking this on his way, from under the shadow of the much vaunted Tarkovsky film. The lovely McElhone elicits a heart-rending emotional investment commensurate with the intellectual depth of the novel. She is the Muse who makes this new.