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The Martian

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Like the astronaut the film is named for, The Martian is very focused and practical. It doesn’t match the ambition or spectacle of Gravity or Interstellar, but The Martian is a no-nonsense science fiction film that knows exactly what it needs to do. Director Ridley Scott and screenwriter Drew Goddard adapt Andy Weir’s fantastic book with the same grit and humor of the writing style and keep it close to earth, resulting in a satisfying film full of awe.

Survival stories are one in a million, yet what makes The Martian different is that Mark Watney is literally thousands of miles away on Mars. There’s little human drama, not many tears, despite the fact that this situation is life or death and couldn’t get much more dire. Matt Damon brings Watney to life with the same sarcastic wit of Guardians of the Galaxy’s Starlord but with the practicality of Macgyver. He’s a brilliant protagonist, never wasting any time as he awaits rescue on the red planet.

While reading “The Martian,” I was surprised to see that Mark wasn’t the only main character. The trailers gave that away, but the supporting characters in The Martian are doing just as much heavy lifting as Mark. It’s an ensemble piece with a stellar cast despite being about one man. The way everyone unites around bringing Mark home gives the film a sense of community. We have three main camps: Mark on Mars, the Hermes crew in space, and the NASA crew on earth. These three different perspectives make the film never feel repetitive, as I couldn’t imagine being stuck with Mark for 150 minutes.

The Martian is a love letter to space exploration, and it shows. The film is an impressive craft, with strict attention to detail and scientific accuracy. Every character gets to shine, whether its the devoted Hermes Commander Lewis (Jessica Chastain, always magnetic), to the behind the scenes work of satellite specialist Mindy Park (Mackenzie Davis). Apart from a miscast Donald Glover as the eccentric Rich Purnell, the supporting cast is terrific, especially Chastain and Chiwetel Ejiofor. I also wanted to especially give a shoutout to the score from veteran Harry Gregson-Williams, which creates tension yet keeps the pace steady the entire way through; add The Martian to the list of sci-fi films with impressive scores.

Still what I love about The Martian is its ability to balance all of these elements without feeling overlong. It’s a long film, to be sure, but I never grew tired of any individual element. Sure, the script could use a few less sci-fi cliches – I can’t stand when a character says “in English, please” to any technological talk – but The Martian wisely avoids the pitfalls of other survival stories. I recently saw the film Everest, another survival film of a different nature, and it was a mess of a film. What sets these two films apart is that I actually cared for Mark Watney. He made the best of a bad situation, and its his engineering and botany skills but also his attitude that got him back home in one piece. The Martian is a smart film made for smart moviegoers with an impressive cast and awe-inspiring 3D moments, overflowing with character.

 
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Posted by on October 1, 2015 in Movie Reviews

 

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Joey’s Official Oscars Predictions

With the Oscars in 10 days, I thought I’d give you my official list of who I think should win next Sunday. I’ve also included who I think will win, as oftentimes that answer is different. Without further ado, here are my official predictions for next Sunday’s winners.

Best Picture

Will Win: 12 Years a Slave12-Years-A-Slave__140101173929

Should Win: Gravity

Could Win: American Hustle

This has been one of the tightest Best Picture races in years, but 12 Years a Slave has been sweeping up awards right and left. While at a time it seemed like American Hustle could take top prize, it seems like it will have to settle for some acting awards. I still think Gravity deserves Best Picture, as it has changed cinema forever, but I’ll still settle for 12 Years a Slave winning the top prize.

Best Actor

Will Win: Matthew McConaughey

Should Win: Matthew McConaughey

Could Win: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Leonardo DiCaprio

While Chiwetel Ejiofor seemed like the clear winner in the past months, McConaughey surprised by winning the Globe for Best Actor in a Drama. He seems the most likely to win the award, but I wouldn’t count out Ejiofor or DiCaprio for that matter.

Best Actress

Will Win: Cate Blanchetteblue-jasmine-2

Should Win: Cate Blanchette

Could Win: Sandra Bullock, Amy Adams

Blanchette practically has the award on lock at this point. She has been all the talk lately, but she may have the advantage for being in the earliest film. While Bullock and Adams are fresh in voters’ minds, Blanchette sticks out for giving one of the best performances of her career.

Best Supporting Actor

Will Win: Jared Leto

Should Win: Jared Leto

Could Win: Michael Fassbender, Barkhad Abdi

Like Blanchette before him, Jared Leto seems almost guaranteed the award at this point. His fantastic transformation for Dallas Buyers Club puts him in a league ahead of the others. I still wouldn’t count out Barkhad Abdi, who has the best story (humble cab driver) and was a dominant force in Captain Phillips, but Leto seems like the clear winner here.

Best Supporting Actress

Will Win: Lupita Nyong’o

Should Win: Jennifer Lawrence

Could Win: June Squibb

One of the most polarizing categories, Supporting Actress is still a toss-up at this point. While Lawrence took home the Globe, Nyong’o has been sweeping up awards right and left. While she is not as prominently present in the film as her costars, she is still a great actress, but Lawrence was one of the best parts of American Hustle. Winning back-to-back might seem cheap, but she definitely deserves it.

Best Director

Will Win: Alfonso CuaronAlfonso-Cuaron-Sandra-Bullock-George-Clooney-Gravity-set

Should Win: Alfonso Cuaron

Could Win: Steve McQueen

Cuaron. Hands down.

 

 

Best Original Screenplay

Will Win: Her

Should Win: American Hustleher-fp-0835

Could Win: Nebraska

While I was not a fan of Her, it seems like this is the category in which the film will be recognized, if any. American Hustle, though, deserves the prize, for being a unique and well-made dramedy that had me on edge at times.

Best Adapted Screenplay

Will Win: 12 Years a Slave

Should Win: 12 Years a Slave

Could Win: Captain Phillips, Philomena

12 Years a Slave should take this award for being a faithful adaptation of the John Ridley novel. I wouldn’t count Captain Phillips or Philomena out of this race just yet, though. Philomena has been gaining some ground lately, and Captain Phillips is an excellent adaptation of the Richard Phillips’ book.

 
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Posted by on February 21, 2014 in 2014 Academy Awards

 

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The Oscars: Ranking the Best Picture Nominees

9. Her – Spike Jonze’s love story Her might be the only Oscar nominee this year that I did not enjoy in some way. While well-intentioned, Her feels like a first draft. Joaquin Phoenix is drab and dull, with Scarlett Johansson ironically providing the voice of the only “alive” character in the film. In what’s supposed to be a “feel good” movie, Her ends up feeling too bizarre and takes an odd experimental approach. Despite the film’s beautiful cinematography, Her winds up being a mess of good ideas.

12-years-a-slave8. 12 Years a Slave – That’s right. The current front runner ends up at the back of the pack. Steve McQueen’s gripping slave drama is a beautiful portrait of a dark time in our nation’s history. While Chiwetel Ejiofor and Michael Fassbender both pack a punch, the rest of the cast feels less involved. While 12 Years a Slave might be a great period piece, it is extremely emotionally distant. While McQueen wants you to feel something when you watch this film, he isn’t quite sure what that is, and the result is a mixed bag of emotions that never really takes off.

7. Captain Phillips – Tom Hanks is a powerhouse in the real life tale of the ship that was hijacked by Somali pirates. The biggest Oscar snub this year comes from Hanks, who commands the film with the urgency it requires. A 2 hour suspense trip, Captain Phillips is great filmmaking. Barkhad Abdi also is chilling as the pirate leader. Greengrass nails the film intense action and great cinematography. Everyone talks about the last 15 minutes of the film as some of Hanks’s best work, but the entire film represents Hanks at his best.

131031_MOV_DallasBuyersClub.jpg.CROP.promo-mediumlarge6. Dallas Buyers ClubDallas Buyers Club did not interest me at all at first. Matthew McConaughey has not picked the best roles in the past, but I could not have been more wrong. McConaughey now enters the league of distinguished actors with Buyers Club. The AIDS drama manages to be both educational and entertaining. With other great performances form Jared Leto and Jennifer Garner (surprisingly snubbed), Dallas Buyers Club deserves to be seen.

5. The Wolf of Wall Street – Martin Scorsese’s 3-hour party will leave you exhausted – in a good way of course. The true life tale of Jordan Belfort, The Wolf of Wall Street is one of the wildest films you’ll see all year. It’s hilarious, grotesque, and entertaining. Headed by the brilliant Leonardo DiCaprio and a great supporting cast, The Wolf of Wall Street is definitely not for everyone, but for everyone else it’s a wild ride that is worth the admission.

Philomena4. Philomena – The film I was holding out ended up being one of my favorites of 2013. Stephen Frears’s Philomena expertly blends bits of humor with a dark and emotional journey. What I love about Philomena is that it isn’t afraid of an unhappy ending. As Philomena and journalist Martin Sixsmith interact on this journey to find her long lost son, you’ll see one of the most interesting relationships unravel on screen. A beautiful score and an array of twists keep Philomena from being the snooze-fest it could have been, as it is well worth seeing.

3. American Hustle – David O. Russell’s ode to cinema has received much flack for lacking substance, but American Hustle is anything but. A cast that I’m still speechless by, a well-crafted story with plenty of twists and turns, and a brilliant sense of style help catapult Hustle to the front of the race. Amy Adams and Jennifer Lawrence are flawless in the film, that will be remembered for taking risks that ultimately pay off. Hustle is of the most entertaining movies I’ve ever seen, one that is only possible through the medium of film.

2. Nebraska – Alexander Payne is one of my favorite directors, and while Nebraska might not be his flashiest film, it’s still an incredible film worth seeing. Bruce Dern and Will Forte have a brilliant dynamic as father and son, as son David goes with his father Woody to collect a winning prize that he believes he has won. The film is also bitingly funny, in a dark sort of way. June Squibb steals the show as the crass mother Kate, and as you meet the host of wild family members, you begin to feel a little better about your own.

GRAVITY1. Gravity – I still believe Gravity will be remembered for changing cinema, and for that reason it deserves Best Picture. Technological achievements aside, Gravity tells an emotional tale that will tear your heart apart and keep you on the edge of your seat. It’s one of the best sci-fi films I’ve ever seen, and one of the best dramas told on screen. Sandra Bullock holds her own as astronaut Ryan Stone, who is lost in space after a tragic accident. George Clooney also stops by, but Bullock commands the film. Her best performance to date, Gravity has been criticized for being too simplistic for its own good. I’m not exactly sure what those critics were expecting, but I’m glad that Gravity doesn’t feel the need to be overcomplicated or overlong, like other sci-fi movies of late. Clocking in at 90 minutes, it’s a perfect running time for the perfect film, one that will change cinema forever.

 
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Posted by on February 17, 2014 in 2014 Academy Awards

 

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Joey’s Best Movies of 2013

2013 was just overflowing with fantastic movies from beginning to end. From big blockbusters to small indie flicks, 2013 delivered some high quality entertainment. I tried to put together a Top 10 list but I just couldn’t do it. There were just so many good movies that I genuinely enjoyed very much this year. So let’s dive right in:

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

2013 was not short of blockbusters, and while many failed to deliver, others shined. One of those is The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, the second film in The Hunger Games Saga. It’s immensely enjoyable, thanks to some well-directed action scenes from new director Francis Lawrence. It’s thought-provoking and also bitterly funny. Good performances from Jennifer Lawrence and newcomers like Jenna Malone and Phillip Seymour Hoffman help pave the way for what will hopefully be an exciting finale.

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Frances Ha

Greta Gerwig gives the performance of her career in this indie dramedy, one that almost slipped past my radar, but I happened to stumble upon on Netflix. Frances Ha tells the story of a young girl trying to start her life right out of college. The film is one of the best portrayals of modern young adult post-college life, in the same accurate way found in HBO’s Girls. It’s worth checking out, for more than just Gerwig’s acting, but also for its biting accuracy and sharp wit.

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Star Trek Into Darkness

J.J. Abrams has made a name for himself with the Star Trek reboot films, and Into Darkness adds onto the world he established in the 2009 original. A sharp story and a fantastic villain come to mind when recalling this great thrill ride, as the crew of the Enterprise are faced with a completely new threat. Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto are now household names in the Trek universe, and as Abrams moves onto Star Wars in 2015, we’ll always remember the outstanding changes he brought to the Star Trek world.

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The Wolf of Wall Street

You may have heard of Martin Scorsese’s new film, but not in a very positive light. It’s crass, it’s outrageous, and it’s terrific entertainment. Leonardo DiCaprio gives one of his best performances as Jordan Belfort, telling the story of a real man who played the Wall Street game. Jonah Hill also surprises, and The Wolf of Wall Street features some of the most ridiculously memorable moments in movies in 2013.

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The Way Way Back

Growing up is hard, and in directing duo Jim Rash and Nat Faxon’s summer indie, no where is this more evident. A great coming of age story, it’s unconventional yet also familiar. Sam Rockwell delivers some of the funniest and most quotable lines all year, as he takes young Duncan under his wing at Water Whizz water park. It’s honest, and it’s endearing, in a “we’ve all been there” kind of way, and it’s definitely worth seeing.

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Rush

As a complete stranger to the world of Formula One, what drew me to Rush was not the high-octane intense racing sequences, but the intense rivalry between Nicki Lauda and James Hunt. Ron Howard’s directing is perfect here, with gorgeous cinematography to boot. But it’s all about the two stars here, and Daniel Bruhl is simply captivating. You don’t have to be a racing fan to enjoy Rush, just a movie fan.

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Enough Said

Romantic comedies are the punching bags of cinema, yet in Nicole Holofcener’s latest, she changes the game. Julia Louis-Dreyfus and James Gandolfini (in his final role) play your not-so traditional couple. Both divorced, with children of their own, they fall in love despite some awkward circumstances. It’s both a sincere look at middle age, and a great and refreshing love story. Enough Said should not be passed over because of its genre.

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Prisoners

An under appreciated thriller, Prisoners is an intense and harrowing drama, elevated to new heights with great performances from Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhall. A thriller with an emotional center, Prisoners breaks the rules of the genre. It asks you to figure out the mystery, it guides you but never cheats you. It keeps you on the edge of your seat, and you won’t want to take your eyes away until the film’s finale.

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August: Osage County

Family is full of ups and downs, and John Wells’ adaptation of the stage play is a real and true family drama. Meryl Streep leads the cast of the outrageous and unlikable Weston family, as they reunite after a family crisis. There’s a lot of shouting, and a lot of crying. Osage County isn’t pretty, but neither is family. Wells isn’t afraid to give the film an unhappy ending, and I commend him and writer Tracy Letts for giving us a brutally honest film.

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American Hustle

David O. Russell joins the ranks of esteemed directors with an impressive record with his latest film American Hustle. With a sharp and smart plot, and a cast that I’m still impressed with, American Hustle is an outstanding crime drama. It’s a movie made for movie lovers, reminding us why some stories are better suited to the medium. O. Russell will be remembered for his sharp dialogue and captivating stories, and American Hustle is another brick in his growing wall of films.

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Inside Llewyn Davis

The Coen Brothers give us another outstanding and real film with Inside Llewyn Davis, telling us the story of a folk singer in 1960s New York. It’s a somber and surreal film, that uses music to not only entertain, but to complement the gloomy story. It’s not a particularly happy film, but with a great performance from Oscar Isaac, Llewyn Davis is another film that isn’t afraid of unconventional endings.

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Nebraska

No one does family better than Alexander Payne, and Nebraska is another impressive showcase for his films that are full of original and complex characters. In his latest black and white dramedy, we are reminded of life’s fragility. With excellent acting from Bruce Dern and June Squibb, Nebraska is chock full of both laugh out loud moments and quieter honest moments that truly show the bond between father and son.

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Frozen

Disney’s latest is their best film ever made. I don’t say that jokingly. Frozen is a modern animated tale. No princesses trapped in towers, no dashing heroes, Frozen changes the game with a story that breaks the rules of traditional fairy tales. Frozen is a miracle, and in a time when Disney has been overshadowed by Pixar, Frozen is a beautiful and perfect film. It’s the studio’s best film to date, and will be remembered for its new morals and new story for a more modern audience.

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Gravity

If you ask me which movie on this list I will remember in 20 years, that answer is Gravity. Alfonso Cuaron has given us a beautiful and wonderful film. Technology aside, Gravity is still a awe-inspiring experience, in the same way ‘2001’ and ‘Avatar’ changed cinema. Sandra Bullock gives a tour de force as a mother lost amid space. Gravity displays themes of isolation, moving on, and rebirth in a smart fashion, never throwing on the themes lightly. It’s only 90 minutes, yet Gravity displays more complexity than your typical 150 minute drama. Cuaron gave us the most impressive film you’ll see all year, one that will change cinema forever.

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Honorable Mentions:

Saving Mr. Banks

The Heat

Before Midnight

Captain Phillips

 
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Posted by on January 20, 2014 in Other

 

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Oscars 2014 – Best Picture Predictions

With Oscar season rapidly approaching, I thought I’d give my two cents on what I think the frontrunners are for Best Picture. With the film festivals mostly over, the majority of films that have a shot have all been finished and screened. My picks represent my opinions as well as what other critics have said about the upcoming films this winter that I have not seen yet. That said, here are my choices:

Shoe-Ins

  • Gravity: This year’s “Life of Pi,” Gravity is a visual spectacle that should definitely sweep the visual effects categories. Expect a nomination for Sandra Bullock as well. The question is, will the Academy break out of their anti-science fiction film bubble and recognize Gravity as the game changer that it is?
  • Captain Phillips: Tom Hanks almost has the Best Actor win on lock here, but Greengrass’s previous films have stumbled at the Oscars in the past. Possibly an Adapted Screenplay and Director nomination could push Phillips to the front of the pack.
  • Inside Llewyn Davis: The Coen brothers indie film has made a splash at festivals this fall, garnering universal praise. They’re an Academy favorite, and with a few acting nominations possible, Llewyn Davis could have a shot at the title.
  • American Hustle: David O. Russell’s films have been past Academy hits, and hot off of Silver Linings Playbook, the director should make some noise once Hustle finally hits theaters.
  • August: Osage County: With an enormous ensemble cast and many Academy favorites, this adaptation of Tracy Letts’ award-winning play could become a sleeper hit this Christmas. With favorites like Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts, expect Osage County to pick up a couple of acting nominations as well.
  • Nebraska: Alexander Payne’s black and white dramedy should play well with the older crowd. Bruce Dern made a splash Cannes, pushing him to the spotlight for Best Actor. Nebraska looks like it has a shot at the title, but we’ll have to see how it plays upon its release.

Most Likelys

  • 12 Years a Slave: Steve McQueen’s first mainstream hit, 12 Years a Slave will be this year’s “Beasts of the Southern Wild:” Does very well critically, gains a few acting nominations, but ultimately falls behind amidst the fan favorites.
  • Blue Jasmine: Cate Blanchette seems poised to win Best Actress, but Woody Allen films have been difficult to break into the mainstream in the past.
  • Blue is the Warmest Color: The Palme d’Or winner has been causing quite a bit of controversy, but it looks to be this year’s “Amour,” and might have a chance at a Best Picture nom.
  • Dallas Buyers Club: Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto seem locked for acting noms, but its unknown director and limited release might hinder its big breakout.
  • Saving Mr. Banks: The Walt Disney tale of the Mary Poppins writer looks to be a crowd-pleaser, but that might keep it from breaking in the top categories. A nomination for Hanks or Thompson seems likely, though.
  • Rush: The Ron Howard Formula One drama was a critical success, and could net a few acting nominations, but Howard’s films have received mixed Academy attention in the past.

Possiblys

  • The Wolf of Wall Street: Scorsese’s crime drama had some release date issues, and its long run time could lure audiences away. But with a cast featuring Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill, we’ll have to wait and see once the film hits theaters on Christmas Day.
  • Her: The Spike Jones drom-com has received critical acclaim thus far, but its interesting premise could turn some voters off. But the star-studded cast seems ready to make some noise in the acting nominations.
  • Fruitvale Station: The early summer sleeper, Fruitvale Station should make a splash with its leading man, but hasn’t received much of a push to the front of the pack.
  • All is Lost: The Robert Redford-helmed hit could break out thanks to what’s been called a phenomenal performance by Redford, but its unknown director and lack of any other actors might hurt its performance this spring.
  • Lee Daniels’ The Butler: The crowd pleaser of the summer has received some negative controversy for its portrayal of certain presidents, but both Whitaker and Winfrey are likely front-runners in the acting race.
  • Enough Said: Gandolfini’s last film could net him a nomination, but the Nicole Holofcener comedy might be pushed aside due to its comedy premise.
  • Labor Day: The Jason Reitman drama might be a last-minute hit with its direction and acting, but with its late release date and lack of marketing, it might fall aside for the bigger guns.
  • Philomena: The British comedy made some noise when it premiered last month, and Dench’s performance might net her a nomination, but once again the lack of attention and support surrounding the film could hurt it.

Long-Shots

  • The Secret Life of Walter Mitty: The Ben Stiller-directed vehicle has audience’s attention, but critics received it negatively when it premiered at the New York Film Festival last month.
  • Frances Ha: The Netherlands dramedy played well with critics in its limited release, but the foreign film most likely won’t break into American viewer’s list of favorites.
  • The Book Thief: The adaptation of the popular novel hasn’t been making much noise since its release, and it doesn’t seem to be playing for the big awards.
  • Before Midnight: The Linklater finale to the acclaimed trilogy might capture a screenplay nomination, but his films have received mixed Academy support in the past.
 
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Posted by on November 9, 2013 in 2014 Academy Awards

 

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Gravity Review

GravityAlfonso Cuaron’s Gravity is a masterpiece. This film will be regarded as one of the biggest game changers in terms of visual effects, on par with 2001: A Space Odyssey. Everything about Gravity is perfect: the soundtrack, the effects, the 3D, the acting, the cinematography. It’s a tense and thrilling experience that all combines into a film that really captures what life in space is like.

Gravity stars Sandra Bullock as Dr. Ryan Stone, an astronaut who is part of a team that is servicing the Hubble Telescope. Along with Matt Kowalski, played by George Clooney, Stone gets stranded in space after an accident involving debris from a Russian satellite. That’s about all the trailers show, and that’s about all I will tell you for now.

Bullock and Clooney aren’t the first choices that come to mind when thinking of a sci-fi thriller. However, they both do a great job. One has to understand that this entire film is essentially shot with green and blue screens, so acting like that has to be real and convincing. Bullock does a fantastic job. There is some backstory given about Bullock’s character, and her chemistry with Clooney really shows, even when they’re both floating about in space.

Gravity is under the direction of Alfonso Cuaron, whose last works were Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and Children of Men. It’s been seven years since his last film. Gravity has been in development for several years, and the hard work and research required to make this marvel paid off handsomely. For one thing, Cuaron really captures the feel of space. I know nothing about space and the science behind everything going on up there, but Cuaron definitely does. He actually created his own technology to film the zero gravity scenes, and this aided in creating an atmosphere (literally) unlike any other. There is dead silence up there, and Cuaron really captures that well. Apart from radio calls and objects colliding with each other, there isn’t really much sound in Gravity. This helps create a convincing and real environment, with imminent threat.

Gravity is a thrilling and emotional ride. Bullock’s character has endured many hardships in her life, and her backstory is revealed through radio calls with Kowalski. Her struggle to survive in space as she escapes from one death-defying scene to another is expertly paced, and the entire film feels like a roller coaster. By the end of the film, I was breathing hard and fast, just like one would in space. The relationship Cuaron has with the audience is really portrayed well here, and I wouldn’t be surprised if he earns a nomination for Best Director.

Visually, Gravity is astounding. This film will undoubtedly change the framework for what can be done with visual effects. The whole opening scene is essentially one huge shot, another testament to Cuaron’s skill as a director. Besides that, there is a lot of eye candy to behold. Debris flies everywhere, and the attention to detail in the space stations is beautiful. Excellent cinematography abounds, as one moment you are flying around with Dr. Stone rotating the telescope, and another you are inside her helmet, with all of her rapid breathing and everything that comes with the claustrophobic environment.

This is one of the few films that must be seen in 3D, or even IMAX if possible. Like Avatar before it, Gravity uses 3D to full effect, and it complements the experience in space quite nicely.

Gravity’s soundtrack is also gorgeous. Tense, quiet scenes are complemented with a soft piano soundtrack, while big explosions at the end feature loud intense melodramatic scores. Like I said earlier, space is virtually silent, and the explosions and any sounds made up in space are muffled. All of these small tweaks make the space environment feel real, something other films struggle to capture.

Cuaron’s Gravity will change cinema. I’m serious. Technical and visual effects aside, Gravity does what no other film has. It has captured space beautifully and authentically. Expect Gravity to sweep the technical awards at the Oscars, and perhaps a win for Cuaron and even Bullock as well. Gravity is a game-changer, and must be experienced by all on the big screen.

Overall: 4 stars out of 4

  • Directed by: Alfonso Cuaron
  • Written by: Alfonso Cuaron, Jonas Cuaron
  • Starring: Sandra Bullock, George Clooney
  • Genre: Sci-Fi, Drama, Thriller
  • MPAA Rating: PG-13
  • Run Time: 90 minutes

Buy Gravity Today!

 
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Posted by on October 7, 2013 in Movie Reviews

 

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