Movies and magic go hand in hand. The best magic trick is where you doesn't question how the trick was pulled off, but how awe inspired you are. The same goes for movies. Méliès was, after all, a magician turned filmmaker who used many of his tricks to create special effects for his films (You've all seen Hugo).
Alfonso Cuaron is not a Director, but a Magician and Gravity pulls of a spectacular and emotional trick.
The visual effects are…
Skyfall is one of the best films of the year and puts Dark Knight and Avengers to shame. It had a good story, exotic locations, fantastic performances, beautiful cinematography, strong pacing and, wait for it... ACTION SCENES WHERE YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT IS GOING ON AND YOU WERE STILL IN SUSPENSE OF WHAT WAS GOING ON. BRAVO SAM MENDES AND ROGER DEAKINS! BRAVO DANIEL CRAIG AND CAST! Oh James...