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Alfonso Cuarón's space odyssey is a visually mesmerising, crowd-pleasing fairground ride
There's a sequence in Stanley Kubrick's epochal 2001: A Space Odyssey in which the cranky supercomputer Hal throws a space pod at astronaut Frank Poole, sending him spinning silently through the empty void. This sequence is effectively expanded to feature-film length in Alfonso Cuarón's eye-boggling Gravity, which hurls Sandra Bullock and George Clooney into the abyss after their Hubble-attached shuttle is hit by an avalanche of space debris. Swirling among scattered shards of ever-circling extraterrestrial junk, our unfeasibly good-looking heroes must get a grip on anything that will offer them safe re-entry into Earth's atmosphere or drift ever further into the depths of space – cold, dark and utterly alone.
Created through a painstaking combination of physical and digital performance that disintegrates the divide between live action and animation, Gravity boasts a level of sheer visual invention »
- Mark Kermode
This article is dedicated to Andrew Copp: filmmaker, film writer, artist and close friend who passed away on January 19, 2013. You are loved and missed, brother.
Looking at the Best Actor Academy Award nominations for the film year 2012, the one miss that clearly cries out for more attention is Liam Neeson’s powerful performance in Joe Carnahan’s excellent survival film The Grey, easily one of the best roles of Neeson’s career.
Along with negligence, other factors commonly prevent outstanding lead acting performances from getting the kind of critical attention they deserve. Sometimes it’s that the performance is in a film not considered “Oscar material” or even worthy of any substantial critical attention. »
- Terek Puckett
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