An astonishing feat in raising the bar of the cinematic experience. Gravity, with all its literally awe-inspiring special effects and heart stopping suspense, could have ended up being a hollow, soulless, experience. Fortunately, in the hands of now Oscar winning director Alfonso Cuaron and co-writer/son Jonas Cuaron, the director infuses the proceedings with emotional feeling and thought provoking themes of our place in this vast universe. This is also further elevated thanks in part to Sandra Bullock's wonderful performance, always captivating, and carrying the film almost entirely on her shoulders. Ultimately, Gravity is a modern classic, near-masterpiece, which gets better with each viewing, and solidifies Alfonso Cuaron as one of todays greatest film makers.