Gravity, rated PG-13
Director Alfonso Cuaron hasn’t released a new film since his extraordinary Children of Men seven years ago. His new movie, Gravity, is a 3D science-fiction space opera starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, and if the trailer and early reviews are any indication, he has made another masterpiece. The past two falls have brought us technically dazzling and richly complex 3D works by Martin Scorsese (Hugo) and Ang Lee (Life of Pi), and Gravity will undoubtedly continue that tradition.
All is Lost, rated PG-13
All is Lost is reported to be a one-man movie – and when that one man is Robert Redford, you’re talking about a must-see movie. J.C. Chandor, the writer and director of the excellent Margin Call, directs this film about a man lost at sea struggling to survive. Redford is said to give one of his finest screen performances.
Last Vegas, rated PG-13
If you’re looking for a lighter time at the cinema this fall, Last Vegas looks like the film to see. Starring Robert De Niro, Michael Douglas, Kevin Kline and Morgan Freeman as four men throwing a bachelor party in Las Vegas, there’s no reason to think that these iconic, Oscar-winning actors won’t show us a good time.
Jack Kyser is a graduate of Austin High School and New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.