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'Children of Men', 'Babel', 'Pan's Labyrinth', and the Mapping of the (Post)modern Global World
1 Jun 2015 // 10:05 PM
Guillermo del Toro, Alejandro González Iñárritu, and Alfonso Cuarón -- the "Three Amigos" of Mexican cinema -- use their 2006 masterpieces to examine the global through the lens of the local.
Charles Dickens 200: Great Expectations: Bright Hope and Dark Resignation
22 Feb 2012 // 4:00 PM
Where we are now, in 2012, is on a darker plain especially for the large "Underclass". Perhaps Dickens can light our way?
'Y Tu Mama Tambien' Hides Serious Themes Behind Comedic Fluff
30 Oct 2014 // 9:10 PM
Alfonso Cuarón's highly sexualized film is deceptively serious, hiding weighty themes behind comic banter and, yes, plenty of sex.
Faith and Clichés and 'Believe'
10 Mar 2014 // 4:00 AM
Television is especially good at pretending intimacy, at inviting you to feel close to emotional situations and worrying for characters you come to know over time.
Cuarón, Almodóvar, and Cassavetes Saved From the Curse of Blockbuster
2 Oct 2014 // 12:00 AM
Due to the time when Blockbuster refused to stock unrated or NC-17 films, many viewers in the States missed out on essential films from directors like Alfonso Cuarón and Pedro Almodóvar.
‘Gravity’: You’re All Alone
4 Oct 2013 // 3:30 AM
By taking the simple leap between a character’s personal isolation and the equally terrifying physical isolation of space, Alfonso Cuaron creates a vertiginous masterpiece.
Alfonso Cuaron: 'The present, projected into the future'
26 Mar 2007 // 2:04 AM
Cuaron talks about Children of Men, his powerful film with explicit references to the political present.