My Favorite Alfonso Cuaron Films

* * * * (Out of * * * *)

1.   Roma (2018)

2.   Gravity (2013)

3.   Children of Men (2006)

4.   Y Tu Mama También (2001)

* * * 1/2 (Out of * * * *)

1.   A Little Princess (1995)

13 thoughts on “My Favorite Alfonso Cuaron Films

  1. Hi John,

    Glad that you remembered both Children of Men and The Little Princess. I knew that Cuaron was special after seeing the latter.

    I hope you are not going too stir-crazy at this time. We always have the movies to distract us. I am even thinking of subscribing to the Criterion Channel

    Keep posting!

    Looking forward to hearing more from you.

  2. Children of Men was, but like 12 Monkeys, it is such a thought-provoking studio film (coincidentally, Universal serves as the distributor of both). What else can be said about Roma by now other than it is a masterpiece 🙂 Anyway, thanks for dropping by 🙂

    P.S. you doing fine in the wake of the Coronavirus?

  3. I am doing fine right now and I just want this Coronavirus epidemic to go away. Yeah, Cuaron is indeed a special filmmaker. A Little Princess was actually the first Cuaron film I saw and I greatly admired it. Ever since he fulfilled that promise with 2001’s Y Tu Mama Tambien, I have been a huge fan. Anyway, thanks for dropping by 🙂

    P.S. I think you should subscribe to Criterion Channel, you will love a lot of their stuff 🙂

  4. you know, of course, that 12 Monkeys was based on the amazing Chris Marker film La Jetee. I have never seen 12 Monkeys, almost because I didn’t want it to interfere with my love for La Jetee!

    My friend in my building subscribed to the Criterion Channel and he loves it. I think I may do the annual membership, especially since I know I can Chromecast it.

    This time is all so weird. I live in a big, very friendly apartment house and even though we were all on lockdown, it was good to know that we were close to other people. I have a good feeling that the worst of it will be over fast….but I am always an optimist.

    I have been teaching via Zoom, and that has been terrific!

    Anyway, as you say, keep up the good work. I need to write some more on my blog.

    Stay tuned and be well!

  5. “you know, of course, that 12 Monkeys was based on the amazing Chris Marker film La Jetee. I have never seen 12 Monkeys, almost because I didn’t want it to interfere with my love for La Jetee!
    My friend in my building subscribed to the Criterion Channel and he loves it. I think I may do the annual membership, especially since I know I can Chromecast it.
    This time is all so weird. I live in a big, very friendly apartment house and even though we were all on lockdown, it was good to know that we were close to other people. I have a good feeling that the worst of it will be over fast….but I am always an optimist.
    I have been teaching via Zoom, and that has been terrific!
    Anyway, as you say, keep up the good work. I need to write some more on my blog.
    Stay tuned and be well!”

    I too am hoping for the same outcome Mitchell 🙂 I am also aware that 12 Monkeys was a remake (or semi-remake) of La Jetee. I love La Jetee as well 🙂 Zoom sounds interesting the way you describe it.

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