Alfonso Cuarón

April 7, 2011

Alfonso Cuarón

Alfonso is one of the Three Amigos (along with Guillermo Del Toro and Alejandro González Iñárritu), who had major hits at the same time in 2006.

Y tu mamá también – A sweet little cumming of age story (get it? I said “cumming.” Oh wait, you won’t get it unless you’ve seen the film. never mind). This was co-written by Alfonso’s little brother Carlos, and it shows that growing up in Mexico is a little different than growing up in the US.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban – Still the best of the Potter movies. Alfonso changed the look and mood of the whole series with this one. He actually made the series cinematic (sorry Chris Columbus, you are not a good filmmaker(except your script for Gremlins. That’s still the best thing you’ve ever done)). Alfonso also streamlined the book and took out all the useless drivel that bogs down the series (about 75% of the novels could be cut out). Actually, he may have cut a few too many items out, like the origin of the Marauder’s Map, and why Harry’s patronus looked like a stag (oh shit, why do I know these things?)

Children of Men – Wow. Good stuff. This film has an assload of long takes that’re really impressive yet never seem pretentious (I’m looking at you Joe Wright). This was the first thing Clive Owen had done in a few years that showed he had the skills to pay the bills.

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