The theme for this week's film club is 'space', so all week I will be putting films in the film club archives that are predominantly set in space. The biggest (and most critically acclaimed) space-based movie of the past year is Gravity, which won 7 Oscars. Directed by Alfonso Caurón (who won Best Director), it is a thrilling and suspenseful film that follows two astronauts (Sandra Bullock and George Clooney) who, after a tragic accident, find themselves floating in orbit around the Earth, desperate to make their way back safely.
It is a marvellous example of the technology we have available to use in filmmaking today and the film makes great use of 3D, a medium which is often poorly used and comes off as a gimmick. Caurón and co. should be proud.