films seen
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Mexico - 62 years old
Alive and kicking
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2013 / 91m - USA
Gravity poster

Gravity is a film that needs to be experienced in theaters, preferably in 3D, though I am quite certain it will survive the living room experience just as well.

And Your Mama Too

Y Tu Mamá También
2001 / 106m - Mexico
Drama, Romance
And Your Mama Too poster

Children of Men

2006 / 109m - USA
Drama, Sci-fi
Children of Men poster

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

2004 / 142m - UK
Fantasy, Adventure
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban poster

Great Expectations

1998 / 111m - USA
Great Expectations poster

No doubt an interesting film to see back to back with David Lean's version. Cuarón's approach is very different, focusing more on the romance and mystery between Finn and Estella, the latter who has a much more prominent role here. While I liked it better than Lean's very rigid rendition, Cuarón's version isn't exactly perfect either.

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Dickens' story might be at fault too, as it relies on big emotions and silly twists, making it harder to take the film (and the romance) serious. But it's also Cuarón's cheesy direction, as he tries to fully commit to the romantic/Gothic setting but ends up looking a little lost. It can be beautiful to look at, but it can turn garish in the blink of an eye.

The overstated performances of Hawke and Paltrow don't help, neither does the appearance of De Niro. Maybe if Cuarón had focused more on the relationship rather than the silly plot that drives the story of Finn and Estella, things might've turned out better. As it turned out though, it's a film with too many defects to work well.


2018 / 135m - Mexico
Roma poster

Hyped up drama that feels way too much like a run of the mill arthouse film. The camerawork is lazy, the black & white photography not distinct enough and the drama too on the nose. There's been a lot of noise about this film appearing on Netflix so fast, well I'm glad I didn't spend a dime watching this in a theatre.