Movies Directed by Alfonso Cuarón (in alphabetical order)

Children of Men

Children of Men

Children of Men takes the classic Nativity story, adds a dash of Casablanca and a pinch of Brazil, then revs up the engine and lets it fly out of the gate at a hundred miles per hour. This tense nail-biter masquerading as a sci fi movie is set in 2027 England, some nineteen years after all the women of Earth… read more!

Gravity

Gravity

During the "golden age" of 3D in the 1950s, the majority of films that employed this gimmick were genre pictures. Aside from a couple of standouts like House of Wax and Creature from the Black Lagoon, most were silly B-movies. But for a year or two, Hollywood was semi-serious about this technology: a handful of major titles, specifically Kiss Me… read more!

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

I'm a latecomer to the Harry Potter franchise. I never read the books, and I eschewed the first two movies because I'd heard they were unimaginative, if slavishly faithful, adaptations. But I had heard such advance praise of Azkaban that my curiosity was piqued; no less so because of its director, Alfonso Cuarón. So I rented the first two Potter… read more!

Roma

Roma

In my writeup of The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, I shared my apprehension about reviewing Netflix-produced features designed to premiere in your living room, a theatrical release being entirely optional. My concerns were that, without having to rush out my review while a film was still in theaters, there would be no urgency in writing it. Those concerns were not unfounded,… read more!

Y Tu Mamá También

Y Tu Mamá También

I feel like I'm supposed to have a lot to say about this film. But my reaction is as simple as its story, about two oversexed teenage boys who take a road trip with a sexy older woman who is unhappily married to one of the boys' cousins: I liked it, didn't love it. Y Tu Mamá has a lot… read more!