A stronger sense of parallel visions might have benefited the film’s braiding of historical and modern inquiries, which suffer somewhat from its increasingly abstracted digressions. (Bresson quotes! Gallic McDonald’s billboards!) Whenever it turns its gaze to wandering scientists and stargazers, however, The Measures lingers as an eulogy to the human need and folly of trying to impose systems onto the cosmos.
Fernando F. Croce
October 02, 2015