Stowaway ★★★★½

So good. This twist on the 'Desert Island' story seems to have come out of nowhere and deserves much more recognition.

All four on screen performers are excellent. The sets and costumes feel authentic. And the science is both plausible and understandable.

It's the increasing of the tension and stakes that impresses the most though. Perhaps not as technically accomplished as Gravity but more dramatically compelling. Difficult decisions, impossible choices and no sense of inevitability to the ending.

There's a maturity to both the writing and the performances which really struck me. Debating the cost of human life obviously offers up plenty of opportunities for thought and soul searching but the matter of fact and reasoned way this does it is quite something.

Seek this out!