The survival movie genre has tackled many themes on the essences of survival, but it is rare to see a film that also tackles what is means to live. Not just to survive, but to live your life and make something even in the most hopeless and despairing of situations. Alfonso Cuarón’s latest film ‘Gravity’ is a remarkable achievement in filmmaking for many reasons – the unprecedented technical prowess, the surprisingly poignant and deep story, or the nightmarish scenes of two stranded astronauts floating helplessly in space – but perhaps its biggest is how it captures the true essence of a survival movie. It not only produces some of the most intense sequences ever put into film in recent memory, but it also explores what it means to survive and how important it is to live. Never has a film tackled so much, achieved so much and yet pulled it off through what appears to be – on the surface – a minimalistic story. There are many words to describe ‘Gravity’ – intense, thrilling, compelling, stunning, terrifying – but there is only one way to describe this movie: ‘Gravity’ is a masterpiece.