Review: All Is Lost

It’s impossible to watch the sailing drama All Is Lost without comparing it to two other recent survival movies, Life of Pi and Gravity. Like Life of Pi, All is Lost takes place in a small boat in the middle of an endless, unforgiving ocean, and like Gravity, it pits one person’s ingenuity against a sequence of mishaps that take them closer and closer to dying. In All Is Lost, Robert Redford is an unnamed…Read More

Review: Gravity

I’m such a fan of what we science fiction fans call “hard sci-fi” that I’m the perfect audience for the new Alfonso Cuarón film Gravity. The trades had been abuzz for months with the camera techniques that were using during filming to create a true “zero gravity” effect and the IMAX 3D was supposed to be amazing. And yet, when I finally saw the film, I was bored. It’s not that the visuals aren’t amazing,…Read More