Tag Archives: FYC

12 YEARS A SLAVE

Some movies make criticism feel unnecessary; then later we realize why we continue to write about what we’ve seen. In 12 Years a Slave, Steve McQueen has made a powerful account of a terrifying, still shocking period of American history.  We are used to stories cautioning about the evils of slavery—though not many, most trying […]

GRAVITY

Watch the beautiful shot of Sandra Bullock looking to Earth like the Starchild in 2001: A Space Odyssey (see below). Gravity let me wonder if this is how first-time audiences saw 2001 or Star Wars. The technology really is something in 3D. It’s the second time I felt the $3 surcharge was absolutely justified (the first was Life of Pi). Alfonso Cuarón’s view […]