“Gravity,” co-written and directed by Alfonso Cuaron, brings space into cinematic focus as never before.
As A.O. Scott writes in his New York Times review, “The defiance of impossibility is this movie’s theme and its reason for being.”
But unlike most overwrought and fevered science fiction, the reason for “Gravity’s” magic might be based in its very title.
“Much as ‘Gravity’ revels in the giddy, scary thrill of weightlessness,” notes Scott, “it is … about the longing to be pulled back down onto the crowded, watery sphere where life is tedious, complicated, sad and possible.”
— Vivien Mejia