My favorite for this year was "ALL HOPE IS LOST". I guess its because that movie made the sea the leading character and was presented in a matter of fact basis of "this is how **** happens, nd all you cn do is react properly".
I, like Baezer was totally stunned by the visuals of GRAVITY, and was similarly disappointed with the lack of a substantive story.
THE BUTLER was really good because it was well acted , and Whitaker was brilliant, So were Nixons and Johnsons characters. You got pissed at Reagan and I knew I was being manipulated by the screenwriter but, I suspent my beliefs.
All Hope is Lost was thinly attended in the theaters, and you really needed that deep resonant and midrange slapping BACKGROUND NOISE that is omnipresent and is transmitted through all small boats in deep waters. Anyone who has an approach/avoidance syndrome would be intimidated by the sea's total indifference , and would be turned off by this movie.