Sadly, I'm a Tomophile, trapped in a world of Tomophobes.
There is an interesting website about "Eyes Wide Shut"
that contains the unfortunate sentence: "Technically, like all other Kubrick movies, Eyes Wide Shut is a masterpiece." Call it the school marm in me, but it should rather say that like all other Kubrick movies, EYES WIDE SHUT is a masterpiece of technique.
They have some nice streaming video from the movie, also.
If you like Kubrick and film, there is a long piece on EYES WIDE SHUT and its origin in Schnitzler's "Traumnovelle,"
which I have yet to see ubersetzted into English. I understand that the original story had unsavory sexual elements -- including the orgy in a country manor -- and that the long pauses and silences in the film were intentional. Kubrick was playing a strange game when he made this movie, and I enjoy it immensely.
This second piece has some funny stuff in it, hidden among academic jargon. Michael Herr, who worked with Kubrick earlier, says of the final scene between Cruise and Sydney Pollack, "I don't even know what [the scene's] supposed to be about, unless, as I suspect, it's really just about the red pool table" -- which just about sums up that repetitive and drawn-out conversation.
Tom Cruise is a photographic object like any other, and Kubrick used him well in this film. In MAGNOLIA, Cruise seemed to tap into a weirdly malevolent energy, and even in his latest action movies the camera seems to love him. The sci-fi movies he's making are at least interesting.
At the same time, I agree with Galileo that he seems "really fake, without naturalness, true feelings or emotions" -- but I like movies because they contain ideas and beautiful photography, not because I believe that Robin Williams really is a weepy cross-dressing father with issues, or that Meg Ryan is a sweetheart. Fakeness should not be a stumbling block to acting.