Alfonso Cuarón's 'Gravity'

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If you're like me, you can't help but make comparisons with Alfonso Cuarón's 2013 Best Picture nominee, 'Gravity'. For being 50 minutes longer than the aforementioned film, it doesn't feel so tedious. Sure, there are many stressful moments, and like Matt Damon's Mark Watney says, "that's how space works." This movie works because it's the familiar formulaic one-person survivor movie that us audiences eats up at least once a year. We root for Mark right away. For a good portion of the film, we know more about Mark and his situation than the "experts" back home, and this works in our favor even with our lacking intelligence in half the things that the genius Watney tells us, with the breaking-the-fourth-wall-whit we've grown to love with 'House

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