Y Tu Mama Tambien: Criterion Collection

August 20, 2014

The commercial disappointment of A Little Princess (1995) and Great Expectations (1998), director Alfonso Cuaron left Hollywood and regrouped back in his native Mexico by going back to basics with Y Tu Mama Tambien (2001), an independently made road movie... 

Paris, Je T’aime

December 18, 2007

The short film, much like the short story, is an artform unto itself. It takes a certain set of skills as a storyteller to be able to tell a tale succinctly. People who make commercials have even less time. Unfortunately, outside of television stations... 

Children of Men

April 2, 2007

Children of Men (2006) may be set in 2027 but it is a film for our times. It imagines a world where women are infertile and this has plunged society as we know it into chaos, plagued by environmental collapse. England has become a police state with armed... 

Solo con tu pareja

November 8, 2006

Alfonso Cuaron’s Solo con tu pareja (1991) was actually made in 1990 with state funding but was shelved by the government before finally being released in Mexico in 1991, becoming a minor commercial and critical success. Its North American debut was... 

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

June 14, 2005

At first, it seems like rather an odd choice picking the director of the racy, coming-of-age road movie, Y tu mamá también (2001), to direct the latest Harry Potter movie, The Prisoner of Azkaban (2004). Studios are notoriously protective of their cash...