Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity

Justin-Perich-GravityGravity – An unapologetic nonstop thrill ride, Alfonso Cuaron’s latest may be short on story and character development but it’s one of the most beautifully shot films in recent memory. George Clooney and Sandra Bullock play astronauts servicing the Hubble Space Telescope when their shuttle is damaged by debris from a Russian missile strike on a satellite. What follows is an intense survival thriller combined with a powerful meditation on love, loss, and what it means to be human. While Clooney is charming as always (even if his signature head bob is obscured by his space helmet), it’s Bullocks show and she nails the fraught performance from start to finish. With Cuaron’s longshots, switching effortlessly between objective and subjective perspective, and excellent zero gravity effects, this simply put is what 3D Imax is made for, (and this is coming from a guy who’s never enjoyed any 3D film experience before other than Avatar). 4/5 stars