Fairy tales can come true. Spielberg the historian is in remission; Steven the regressive has returned, with a vengeance. An occasionally spectacular, fascinatingly schizoid, frequently ridiculous, and never less than heartfelt mishmash of Pinocchio and Oedipus, Stanley Kubrick and Creation of the Humanoids, Spielberg's A.I. Artificial Intelligence is less a movie than a seething psychological bonanza.
Tim Kreider, who also wrote an incisive article on Eyes Wide Shut ("Introducing Sociology"), here takes a brilliant stab at AI in a - rarely mentioned - piece that was originally published in 2002 in Film Quarterly
The movies that split people down the middle, put in the Empire dock... Simon Ingram (Prosecution) and Kat Brown (Defence) on Steven Speilberg's "A. I.: Artificial Intelligence"
"A.I." delinea l'immagine di un mondo (futuro?) in cui "nascere" robot aiuta forse a capire, ma non a sconfiggere il destino di solitudine e silenzio che incombe sulla specie umana