By Marty Mulrooney
Gravity is a science fiction action thriller/drama directed by Alfonso Cuarón (Children of Men). Sandra Bullock stars as Dr. Ryan Stone, a mission specialist who finds herself lost in space after the mid-orbit destruction of the Space Shuttle Explorer. With oxygen running out and a deadly chain reaction of space debris orbiting every 90 minutes, Dr. Stone must work with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalski (George Clooney) to overcome extreme adversity and return to Earth.
By Joseph Viney
Improbability and racial guilt are two very powerful elements and both of them are ladled into the mix heavily in this surprising addition to the pantheon of recent Oscar winning films.
The Blind Side is based on a true story but there is such a suspension of disbelief in some scenes you have to wonder whether Hollywood has weaved its perverse brand of revisionism into the film’s fabric, or if the producers were duped by those upon whom the story is based.