The Hollywood awards season is in full swing, with the Golden Globes already over and the Oscars only a few weeks away. Gravity is one of the latest films to be released for the awards season.


The gripping space thriller features Sandra Bullock as Dr. Ryan Stone & George Clooney as Matt Kowalsky. Gravity has received 10 Academy award nominations, 11 BAFTA nominations and won Best Director by Alfonso Cuaron at the Golden Globes.

I found myself totally immersed in the film, holding my breath as the oxygen in their tanks begins to run out. Although there are only two actors on the screen for most of the movie, I found that this only increased my focus as events unfolded.

A moment which will stay with me for a while is when Sandra Bullock’s character becomes detached from the shuttle. The camera shot pans around to focus on Stone’s visor, making you sit on the edge of your seat as you come face to face with the dead silence and complete loneliness of space.

I love the fact that Gravity takes place entirely in the present. The entire film occurs in space – there is no build up or flash backs to the characters’ lives before their journey, nothing to distract you from the tension that Alfonso Cuaron creates so skillfully.

With so little of the characters’ personal information to go on, it’s an impressive feat of storytelling that Gravity can so absorb an audience into Stone and Kowalsky’s fight for survival.

Gravity is definitely a big contender for this year’s big movie awards. In my own opinion, it’s absolutely vital that you see the film in 3D to get the full effect – see it at an IMAX if at all possible!