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Podcast: Why Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity is a Near-Perfect Movie 

click to enlarge Sandra Bullock and George Clooney in Gravity.

Sandra Bullock and George Clooney in Gravity.

On this week's Voice Film Club podcast, The Village Voice's Alan Scherstuhl and Stephanie Zacharek both praise Alfonso Cuarón's Gravity (starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock), saying the director exhibits a "lovely human touch" with film, which is set in space, and that it's "so different than anything else he's made." It opens on Friday, October 4.

Also, we get a report on Austin, Texas' Fantastic Fest from L.A. Weekly's Amy Nicholson, which is put on by the Alamo Draft House's Tim League. It's a festival all about "drunkenness, tattoos and action," says Nicholson, who adds that movies like Japan's Kid's Police, and Bollywood's Commando were stand-outs.

Plus! Recommendations for drug war documentary Narco Cultura, Malaysian viking movie Vikingdom, and an endorsement of La-La Land Records' extensive stock of movie soundtracks, including a limited edition release of 1969's True Grit.

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