In its admirable fidelity to scientific accuracy and the look and feel of 21st-century intergalactic travel, Alfonso Cuarón's “Gravity” attains a level of grounded reality that this year’s other sci-fi efforts such as “Pacific Rim” and “Elysium” can only dream of.
Park Chan-wook’s English-language debut filled with sights but little fright. With its funereal calm and measured pacing, “Stoker” initially seems a million miles away from the kinetic heat of “Oldboy.” Dig deeper, though, and this exercise in style is a pleasing evolution of Park’s visual palette.
No recent event in American foreign policy has captured the public imagination like the killing of Osama bin Laden, and Kathryn Bigelow's slick, technically brilliant film "Zero Dark Thirty" is surely only the first in what will be many retellings of the story. However, one problematic feature of the narrative has sparked massive amounts of controversy—the movie's depiction of torture.
A panel of journalists and political activists agreed that the Tea Party has become an increasingly important force in American politics at a discussion entitled “The Tea Party: What’s Brewing for the Budget Battle and the Ballot Box,” hosted by the Institute of Politics yesterday.