“Gravity” Review

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Gravity (2013)

‘Tell you one thing—can’t beat the view’. (Matt Kowalski in ‘Gravity’)

 This latest critically acclaimed film from Alfonso Cuarón comes as the culmination of a four years’ wait for technology to catch up with the director’s ideas, similarly to Cameron’s ‘Avatar’ (2009). In ‘Gravity’ we see mind-blowing visuals of outer-space, beautiful shots of the Earth, and exhilarating special effects. The film itself depicts two astronauts, Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) and Matt Kowalski (George Clooney) who are left stranded in the open space trying to get back to Earth while their supply of oxygen is running out. Flying debris and meteors are just examples of the dangers they have to face on their journey back.

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“Ain’t Them Bodies Saints” Review

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Ain’t Them Bodies Saints (2013)

**SPOILER ALERT**

Debuting at the Sundance Film Festival 2013, it first seems that ‘Ain’t Them Bodies Saints’ has little going for it apart from the rising stars, Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara. Behind the façade, however, there is a lot to be said about this film directed by virtually unknown David Lowery, and it soon warms its way to the Grant Jury Prize nomination, winning the Special Jury Award, as well as forming part of the International Critics’ Week at the Cannes Film Festival 2013. With an unusual title – ‘Ain’t Them Bodies Saints’,  the film is set in rural Texas and tells a story of a young couple, Ruth Guthrie (Rooney Mara) and Bob Muldoon (Casey Affleck) who are engaged in a crime spree. When an altercation between the police and the couple results in Bob being sent to prison, Ruth vows to wait for him. However, his escape from custody sets people who care about Ruth and her daughter to do anything in their power to prevent the couple’s meeting, making Bob to choose between his love and his family’s safety.

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