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Don't Let Go
Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock), a brilliant medical engineer on her first Shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (George Clooney) in command of his last flight before retiring. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The Shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky completely alone-tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness of space. The deafening silence tells them they have lost any link to Earth and any chance for rescue. As fear turns to panic, every gulp of air eats away at what little oxygen is left. But the only way home may be to go further out into the terrifying expance of space…
Yes. Yet another five star rating for Gravity. Before I go on, the five stars are for the experience. I don't know how you rate films, but my rating is for a great deal based on the fact that I just walked out of the theatre having seen something I have never seen before. Gravity is Jurassic Park's dinosaurs. It is a technological marvel urged on by a director who is intent on discovering how far he can stretch the medium. Many have said it and I have to agree. This was made for IMAX and probably shouldn't be seen any other way.
What makes Gravity so great? It is the totality of the immersive experience, the relentless ruthlessness of…
Oh my God. This movie was fucking phenomenal. I was totally blown away. Like Sandra Bullock I didn't want to let go.
Not only is Gravity by far the best movie of 2013, but it's also one of the best movies I've seen from the 2000s era. The visuals are surreal. Seriously if you don't see this in IMAX 3D you are doing yourself a huge injustice. Oh yeah and the special effects....WOW! From a visual/special effects standpoint Gravity is the best film. I've ever seen. Absolutely beautiful and breath-taking. It literally felt like I was in space.
The visuals and special effects aren't the only amazing things about this movie. The story, the execution, the performances, and everything in…
Alfonso Cuaron’s long in development, Gravity, finally arrives in the UK with stratospheric expectations - expectations that few films are ever likely to match. It is a lean and palpable disaster thriller as two astronauts attempt to survive an accident in the most inhospitable environment known to man - space.
Featuring some of the most jaw-dropping special effects ever committed to film, Gravity is a technical tour de force that rivals the experience of watching Jurassic Park for the very first time. The level of immersion is quite literally breathtaking as Cuaron and his technical team take the audience on a white-knuckle ride through space with our two helpless survivors desperately clinging to life and dwindling hope.
It is a…
Miss Congeniality and The American as astronauts fighting to survive in mother fucking Space. The Macarena. Pretty blood-shot eyes. The fuckin' silence. Silly-ass Harvard grads. Tales of Mardi Gras. Bye-bye Facebook. DeFUCKIN'tachment. SPACESHIP! Houston, we have a huge-giant-ass-holy-fuckin'-fuck-shit-mother-fucker-fuck problem. A flashlight. The-face-of-death. Marvin the fuckin' Martian. The beautiful sunrise. Vodka. A game of Human-Pinball-Wizard. Fuckin' ropes. A Chinese lifeboat. Comfortably numb. Spaceship firefighting. Fuckin' Space. How the fuck do you say mayday in Kalaallisut? A pretty-pretty-so-pretty lullaby. Barking. A little extra battery power. Mama's red shoes. It's this or that mother fucker. Kissing the mother fucking atmosphere. Either way your ass is going home. Gravity fucks your mind. It's fuckin' beautiful to watch. It deserves critical praise and acclaim. I hope it sweeps all the technical and visual Oscars. A fuckin' fantastic viewing experience. I tip my hat to Mr. Cuarón for a job well done.
Stunning, spellbinding, captivating, glorious, state of the art and beautiful, Gravity is everything that anyone could ask for in a modern film. It's a breath of fresh oxygen in a world dominated by generic blockbusters, and it's a new film that for once in many years actually feels new. It's a film that dazzles with such overwhelming technical wonder simple yet powerful storytelling that its pure calibrated balance is the stuff that dreams are made of. Gravity just left me in a state of such breathlessness and words can only begin to describe how spectacular this film truly is. It is an experience that must be felt first hand to fully believe.
What makes Gravity a rare treasure of film,…
The Good: Believe the hype, folks. Gravity is the real deal. What Cuaron and company have done here is nothing short of amazing. Right from the get-go, you know you're in for something special. This is not just Sandra Bullock floating in space for 90 minutes; it's so much more than that. Those scenes you see in the trailers? That's just the first 30 minutes. Shit gets even crazier after that. This is 90 minutes of pure, nerve-racking tension. Genuine, intense thrills set to jaw-dropping visuals. Cuaron's Gravity is one heck of a technical marvel. His trademark penchant for long takes -- now with immersive…
There's plenty of reviews out there representing plenty of opinions about this film. For some reason, there are some who seem to actively dislike this film, almost despite themselves. Personally, I love this film and have watched it four times now, including twice in the IMAX 3D theater. This last time I watched it at home with my 3 elder daughters, ages 7 - 11. Why?
1) The cinematography is magical. Even on my meager (for these days) 48" flat screen, the film invites into it's space. Nothing, of course, compares to the IMAX 3D experience - which was breathtaking - but the film still accomplishes this on a smaller venue. I want my girls to appreciate this aspect of…
"Gravity" is a sci-fi thriller film from visionary director Alfonso Cuaron, who is known for directing the underrated "Children of Men". Here, he makes himself known to the sci-fi community and the blockbuster community by making the eighth highest grossing film of 2013. The film was nominated for 10 Academy Awards, and won 7, including Best Director, Best Cinematography, and Best Original Score, as well as almost every other technical award.
The 91 minute film follows the only two astronauts whose faces you can see, George Clooney and Sandra Bullock, as they face inevitable disaster in space and must fight for their survival. The lacking story and the rather cliched performances are the only weaknesses this film has to offer,…
As the title would suggest, there is a great physical tension throughout "Gravity." Every action - every push, or pull, or bump, or jolt - can be felt as the characters' lives literally linger at their fingertips. It's both an exciting and terrifying experience.
This can be accounted for by Alfonso Cuarón's great direction, but there were other assets to the film. Both Sandra Bullock and George Clooney were good in their roles as astronauts caught up in quite the bay work day, the visual effects were pretty much flawless, and while I didn't have the most ideal set-up to watch the film, through a DVD on my laptop, the cinematography still managed to shine through.
One of my few contentions with the film was a rather blatant theme which I felt was a bit awkward.
I always loved films about space. But as soon as I heard the storyline for this I wanted to stay clear of it until my friend told me to give it a go. Maybe not the best choice for me since I suffer from panic attacks and this really gave me one. I guess I could say that it was great since it actually made me feel just like the heroine felt all alone in space with limited oxygen in her suit but a panic attack was uncalled for and one I wish not to experience during a movie. But regardless a good film as long as it doesn't make you sick.
Cinematic auto-tune. In space, clocks can't hear themselves ticking. The only surprise was how the space suit made Sandy look fat butcept ohshit no she isnt! I would've titled this monotonous bore Gratingly. Fuck this movie.
Una palabra: PERFECTA. Y Sandra Bullock haciendo el papel de su vida. Simplemente increíble. Historia del cine.
GRAVITY - SPOILER-FREE REVIEW
(3D, avant-première 18/10/2013 22:15, Kinepolis Antwerpen)
(Release: 30 oktober)
Voor een avant-première kon de opkomst tellen. Momenteel is er nog helemaal geen reclame/buzz in ons landje rond deze film, dus als één van de toch zeer grote zalen van Kinepolis Antwerpen minstens halfvol zit, dan betekent dat iets. Veel mensen hadden kennelijk het nieuws rond deze film al een tijdje zitten opvolgen, ongeduldig wachtend op de eerste vertoning die ze konden bijwonen. Wellicht hadden ze ondertussen ook al de stortvloed aan lovende kritieken bij de US release op 4 oktober gelezen en heeft dat hun ongeduld en nieuwsgierigheid nog meer aangewakkerd. Zo ging het ook bij mij.
De onnozele glimlach op mijn gezicht en mijn ietwat…
Just a non stop thrill ride. Still cannot believe it didn't win Best Picture last year.
On second viewing, the movie's hard thematic beats are annoying but it doesn't destroy the technical achievement or thrill of watching the movie. It's also a great example of how the style is dictated by the story. There are more conventional ways to make this movie, but the choices here really make it something special. If anything, there's just too much music.
- A Trip to the Moon
- The Great Train Robbery
- The Birth of a Nation
- Les Vampires
- My Neighbor Totoro
- Grave of the Fireflies
- Final Cut - Ladies & Gentlemen
- For All Mankind
Great 60-90 min films (for those days when you just don't have the energy to watch a 3 hour masterpiece)
Doesn't the title of the list explain it well enough? This is a list of 200+ quality "short" films. Easy…
- Only God Forgives
- Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
- Spring Breakers
- A Field in England
Recently, I've become aware that certain films are able to transcend the medium by being completely self-assured in their atmospheres…