Astronauts attempt to return to earth after debris crashes into their space shuttle, leaving them drifting alone in space. —IMDb
Among the most successful and talked-about Mexican filmmakers of his generation, director Alfonso Cuarón has shown a remarkable versatility, able to embrace old-school Hollywood elegance as well as rough-edged and darker-themed contemporary stories. Cuarón was born in Mexico City in 1961; he went on to study both filmmaking and philosophy at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. After graduating, Cuarón began working in television in Mexico; in 1991, he landed his first big-screen directorial assignment. Sólo Con Tu Pareja was a dark comedy about a womanizing businessman who learns he’s contracted AIDS; the film was a massive hit in Mexico, and was enthusiastically received around the world.
In 1995, Cuarón released his first feature film produced in the United States, A Little Princess, a graceful and elegant adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s classic novel. Cuarón’s next feature was also a literary adaptation, a modernized version of Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations… read more
Cruelly setting both its characters and audience adrift in space, Gravity stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney as the sole survivors of an ill-fated space walk after a catastrophic hail storm of… read review
Gravity isn’t as good as the reviews and critics make it out to be. A great space thriller and the special effects were amazing throughout the movie. But overall, it was kind of cut short it seemed… read review
Bravo to director Alfonso Cuaron, the cinematographer, and the effects departments for taking two years to develop the camera moves and CGI. Gravity shares a couple visuals and themes with 2001: A… read review