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Gravity

It's the new sci-fi flick--that wasn't
Sandra Bullock and George Clooney
Directed by Alfonso Cuaron

Alfonso Cuaron’s space station disaster saga “Gravity” is an intellectually-soft video game, a SuperMario of space debris and a disappointment as a space-survival story. A great deal of praise is being heaped on the 3-D outer space experience, labeled as immersive and hypnotic. Comparisons are being drawn to the upside-down, gravity-free experience of “2001: A Space Odyssey.” I don’t buy it. I ... more >

BRAVO TIFF

A bite-size take on the Toronto Fest that was

Film excellence at the Toronto International Film Festival which ended Sunday was on full display, reminding us why cinema is also called the seventh art, a qualifier a critic can’t always use nowadays. British director Steve McQueen’s superb “12 Years a Slave” which won the prestigious audience award is already a front-runner contender for an Academy Award. Other great films were Geoffrey ... more >

Gravity

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