Alfonso Cuarón
Features // 4 Articles
Reviews // 6 Articles
Blogs // 3 Articles
News // 1 Articles
//Features

'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?

//Reviews

'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.

//Blogs

Double Take: 'Children of Men' (2006)
6 Jan 2016 // 3:00 AM

The future is a thing of the past. But all that could change in a heartbeat. Two Steves try to find it in a single Double Take.

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.

//News

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.

//Mixed media
//Blogs

Culture Belongs to the Alien in 'Spirits of Xanadu'

// Moving Pixels

"The symbols that the artifact in Spirits of Xanadu uses are esoteric -- at least for the average Western gamer. It is Chinese culture reflected back at us through the lens of alien understanding.

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