Movies: Cuarón, the Coens and lots of George Clooney

  • by: COLIN COVERT , Star Tribune
  • Updated: September 13, 2013 - 3:17 PM

‘Gravity’ -- opening Oct. 4 Alfonso Cuarón’s “Children of Men” was one of the essential science fiction films of the past decade. His latest effort stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney as astronauts adrift in Earth orbit with limited air and no link to Mission Control following a shower of space debris. The extraordinarily ambitious 3-D production features long, unbroken takes lasting minutes at a time and a sense of verisimilitude akin to NASA documentary footage. The elemental survival story promises impressive feats of storytelling as well. Houston, we have a crisis.

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