“That’s why I think Gravity, when it comes down to it, is a horror movie. There are lots of nods to Alien: The claustrophobia-inducing spaces, the looming, unseen dangers, right down to Sandra Bullock’s skimpy let-me-slip-out-of-this-spacesuit leisurewear. A note at the opening of the film informs us, “In space, you do not have the ability to speak,” an echo of Alien’s tagline, “In space, no one can hear you scream.”

But the alien in this movie is space itself, which Alfonso Cuarón seems to realize is more frightening in real life than the most monstrous extraterrestrial our imaginations can conjure. The claws of this monster are the laws of physics themselves. For instance, if you and a friend were sitting in space and he was to give you just the teensiest little shove, you’d start floating away and never ever stop.”

The Rumpus Review of Gravity by Jon Busch

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With only thirty minutes left until launch, thirteen-year-old Beatrice stirs up trouble in the freighter starship her mother pilots.

Written, directed, and edited by Amanda Gotera. Starring Nya Garner and Fazia Begum Rizvi.

This film was shot on 16mm Kodak 500T. All effects are practical.

If you watch one thing today, make this it.