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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.
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.
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.