Don't the title of the list explain it well enough? This is a list of 200+ quality "short" films. Easy…
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…
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…
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…
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…
My first time seeing this at home, which was a concern I had after reflecting upon the amazing cinema experience that was Gravity in 2013. An all around sensory assault that was both beautiful and terrifying. Luckily, it held up very well watching it on a TV (a 50 inch TV mind you, but a TV nonetheless) and I enjoyed it almost as much as the first viewing. Sandra Bullock's performance, Alfonso Cuaron's direction, all of the stellar VFX work and powerful music fit together almost perfectly. A unique, fantastic and visual masterpiece of modern cinema.
Overatted because it would be pretty boring without the 3D but with the effects it looks phenomonal.
do not go to space
Directed and co-written by Alfonso Cuaron this film stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. Two astronauts attempt to survive a disaster in space that leaves their shuttle destroyed and crew mates dead.
There is a lot to enjoy about this film which keeps you on the edge of your seat through out but at times it felt like the character arc was a bit of an afterthought that did not offer enough depth or resonance. Some of the thematic content was also a little too heavily rammed home and not especially new. What really stands out though are some of the stunning visuals and excellent photography of space.
After I re-watched "Gravity" on my laptop, I realized how this film solely depends on how you watch it. That is a bad quality a film should never have.
In this re-watch, I just could not admire it and the fact was revealed that this film is nothing more than a visual treat and if you don't watch it on a big screen, you will only feel cheated.
However the visuals I am talking about is class apart and carries the whole film. All credits to the filmmaker and the technical team, some credit to Sandra bullock and absolutely nothing to George Clooney.
I never saw him playing a more cheesy character.
Last words: Gravity is a good film but overrated.
"I hate space."
For the past (in what seems like forever) six months, I've heard nothing but massive acclaim on Gravity, acclaim such as "the best movie in years" and a "modern masterpiece", and other clichéd terms that's usually played on TV advertisements. Why has it taken me this long to see the film, you ask? Well, when I watch movies I don't want to pay full price to I usually wait until it plays at a cheap $1 theater (which can take months depending on how well the film does). After the film came out on DVD and it still hasn't showed up at this theater I thought I had missed out on a golden opportunity. Especially one that's…
They should re-release this into theaters again. This is a movie that really immerses you and the transfer to DVD/Blu-ray wasn't the kindest. It's also the only film (in theaters) i've ever walked out of and then immediately bought another ticket for and watched again.
Probably because I watched it on my laptop at home, and not in 3D at an IMAX, I wasn't too impressed. It was pretty, but completely and totally boring.
Haven't we all hallucinated salvation by George Clooney?
- My Neighbor Totoro
- Grave of the Fireflies
- Final Cut - Ladies & Gentlemen
- For All Mankind
- The Racket
- 7th Heaven
- Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
- Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
- 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…