Gravity

“127 Hours” in space. Both films focus almost exclusively on a single character in life-threatening circumstance; both would have never worked without a talented actor in front of the camera and a great director behind it. In place of the orange desert hues of the former movie we get the deep blacks of space, immersive special effects (with excellent 3D) and the trademark long, extended shots of director Alfonso Cuarón. Absolutely see it in a theater, and give good consideration to 3D or even Imax.