We are currently living in an era where Mexican filmmakers have conquered Hollywood. Ranging from actors to cinematographers and most importantly directors. But none have made as much impact as the holy trinity of Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu, Guillermo Del Toro and Alfonso Cuaron.
Cuaron like all great directors has swiftly moved across from artsy films to commercial films and back. He has rarely put a foot wrong in his career so far and does not look to be slowing down any time. Not only is he a fantastic director, but an extremely talented writer as well. In this article, we will be ranking at the list of all the films that Alfonso Cuaron has written and directed.
7. Great Expectations(1998)
Based on the Charles Dickens novel of the same name ‘Great Expectations’ is 1998 film directed by Alfonso Cuaron and starring Ethan Hawke, Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert De Niro and Anne Bancroft. It is known for having moved the setting of the original novel from 1812-1827 London to 1990s New York.
If there ever was a film by Cuaron that can be considered bad, than this is it. I always say that the best Cuaron films are the one he writes and directs. So I’m letting this one-off the hook simply because it is hard enough to adopt from a novel, let alone someone as famous as Charles Dickens. The film starts off interestingly but loses its momentum once it starts following the romance too closely.