Podcast: Why Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity is a near-perfect movie

Categories: Film and TV

On this week's Voice Film Club podcast, the Village Voice's Alan Scherstuhl and Stephanie Zacharek both praise Alfonso Cuarón's Gravity (starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock), saying the director exhibits a "lovely human touch" with film, which is set in space, and that it's "so different than anything else he's made." The film opens this Friday; read our review of Gravity here.

Also, we get a report on Austin's Fantastic Fest from L.A. Weekly's Amy Nicholson, which is put on by the Alamo Draft House's Tim League. It's a festival all about "drunkenness, tattoos and action," says Nicholson, who adds that movies like Japan's Kid's Police and Bollywood's Commando were stand-outs.

Plus! Recommendations for drug war documentary Narco Cultura, Malaysian viking movie Vikingdom, and an endorsement of La-La Land Records' extensive stock of movie soundtracks, including a limited edition release of 1969's True Grit.

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Tommy Michael
Tommy Michael

Looks like someone too the script for "open water" and thought, "oh i got a great idea, lets put it in outer space! it is 2013 after all"

David Stapelkamp-Lane
David Stapelkamp-Lane

Am I the only one who thinks that Cuaron is using overtired actors? I mean, "Do they kiss in space, break up, and then get back together again?!" #loveboat

Erin Maguire Pettitt
Erin Maguire Pettitt

It looks amazing and terrifying. I haven't gone to the theaters in 10 years but I want to see this in theaters for sure.

J.L. Benet
J.L. Benet

Am I the only one who read "Kaleidoscope" by Ray Bradbury?

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