What’s “The Most Cinematic Movie” Ever Made?

A popular voice in Christian media recently described Alfonso Cuarón's movie Gravity by saying "If only because it is the most purely cinematic non-animated movie ever made, Gravity deserves to go down in history."I'm not quite sure what to make of that statement. I suspect that the moviegoer was expressing a sense that Gravity offers something only cinema can accomplish — an experience possible only through immersive imagery — and I can agree with that.But the most purely cinematic movie … [Read more...]

Gravity (2013), or Dr. Stone and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Space Walk

OCTOBER 17 UPDATE: A REVIEW OF THE REVIEWERS WHO REVIEWED MY REVIEW. "Self-indulgent.""Self-important.""Bad... just bad."The reviews are in. No... not the reviews of Gravity. The reviews of my review of Gravity. … [Read more...]

Coming Soon From the Maker of Children of Men

[UPDATE: Apparently the "scoop" that I shared below may not be such a scoop after all. Here's the latest.]Ever since Alfonso Cuarón directed A Little Princess, I've been excited about his work. Since then, he's given us Y Tu Mama Tambien, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (my favorite of the series), and Children of Men... all impressive in certain ways. I can't wait to see what he does next.So today's news at /FILM is intriguing... … [Read more...]