Everything that is good and bad about an “art film” can be found in Eros, a meditation on desire featuring three shorts by three different directors: Hong Kong’s Wong Kar-wai, the United States’ Steven Soderbergh and Italy’s Michelangelo Antonioni. The Hand, Wong Kar-wai’s opening segment, is strictly sensual and very similar to his best-known work: 2000’s In the Mood for Love. Also set in the 1960s and also featuring the caressing illumination of cinematographer Christopher Doyle, The Hand features another unrequited pair: a courtesan, played by Chinese acting legend Gong Li, and her tailor, played by Chang Chen, the desert bandit of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Though her days are filled with sexual liaisons, none seem to match the trembling moments when he comes to her apartment for a fitting of her latest, elaborate dress. Soderbergh, unsurprisingly, takes a more intellectual approach. Equilibrium, set in 1955, largely consists of a manic Robert Downey Jr. as a stressed-out advertising executive talking to his psychiatrist, played by Alan Arkin. The recurring dream he shares suggests that for some men, professional desire and sexual desire are one and the same. Then there is Antonioni, whose The Dangerous Thread of Things offers a time capsule of 1960s art-film pretentiousness at its most laughable. Ostensibly about a feuding couple, played by Christopher Buchholz and Regina Nemni, the movie largely consists of their achingly abstract conversations, along with the requisite, out-of-nowhere sex scene. It’s the kind of art film in which not one, but two women inexplicably end up dancing naked on a beach.