All Is Lost ★★★★

Dude, God, why you hatin' on Robert Redford?

A few dodgy special effects and music cues aside, this is another year-end catch-up winner, about on even footing in my mind with GRAVITY in the Tales Of Impossible Survival category. It's less technically impressive than GRAVITY, but feels more elemental. The lack of dialogue, biographical details, even a name for the Redford character lends the already tense story an allegorical heft about the universal struggle against the dying of the light.

Also, fuck boats.

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