I found the following in a review (by Slate magazine writer Dana Stevens) of the movie Gravity: "This is not to say that Gravity is a masterpiece: Unlike Cuarón's extraordinary Children of Men, it doesn't quite pull off its ambitious effort to combine formal inventiveness, heart-pounding action, and intimate human storytelling. But it succeeds thrillingly at the first two of those categories, and only misses the mark on the last because it tries a little too hard—which is certainly a welcome respite from the countless sci-fi thrillers that privilege the human story not at all." "Privilege the human story"? What the heck does that mean? I checked a couple of dictionaries and none of the meanings of the verb seem at all applicable to me.