Thursday, January 29, 2015

Our critic's movie selections for the weekend

George Clooney in "Gravity."
George Clooney in "Gravity." Warner Bros.

Gravity A transcendent, zero-g tale of survival, with Sandra Bullock and George Clooney as orbiting astronauts caught in a debris storm - quite literally at the end of their tether. A technological marvel, and an emotional, spiritual and physical voyage of stratospheric suspense. (Full review) PG-13

Haute Cuisine A gastronomic must-see, based on the true story of the woman who served as personal chef to French president Francois Mitterrand. Catherine Frot stars as the strong-willed, elegant chef who incurs the wrath of the male-dominated Elysee Palace kitchen staff, and who can - and does - wax rhapsodic about truffles. (Full review) PG-13

Wadjda Charming first feature from female Saudi director Haifaa al-Mansour, about a rascally 10-year-old who covets a bicycle, even though girls are not supposed to ride the things - it's undignified, inappropriate, in conservative Islamic culture, which is the culture all around her. (Full review) PG

Steven Rea Inquirer Movie Columnist and Critic
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