By Adam Kelly

Submitted by Evan Benton

Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Ed Harris

Directed by Alfonso Cuarón

Written by Cuarón and son Jonas Cuarón

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This movie will no doubt set a new standard for what it means to be visually dazzled, gripped, and thrust into new cinematic territory all at once.

The perpetual-motion camera work is a new and majestic journey for theater-goers; as it, in equal parts, disorients and stimulates us in every intense sequence, it transforms each visual nuance into a rightful part of its sweep.

Big blockbusters sometimes end up disappointing because they underestimate originality and its scope.  Instead, there seems to be a more linear approach or understanding of what it takes to thrill an audience.  With Gravity, Alfonso Cuarón, the Mexican director of such original and affecting works as 2006’s Children of Men and 2001’s critically-acclaimed sexy coming of age tale Y Tu Mamá También, beautifully delineates a new world of suspense, majesty, emotion and intimacy that will likely propel the art of visual film the way that The Matrix (1999) helped computer-generated imagery evolve.

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