Movies with cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki

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Birdcage, The

Mike Nichols, the director of such well-received films as The Graduate and Working Girl, has taken the outrageous 1978 French farce, La Cage aux Folles, and, by tweaking, updating, and Americanizing it, come up with a huge winner. The Birdcage, as...

Run Time: 1:57
U.S. Release Date: 1996-03-08
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: COMEDY
Director: Mike Nichols
Cast: Robin Williams, Nathan Lane, Gene Hackman, ...
Birdman

Birdman (subtitled Or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) is an ensemble film about theater life that occasionally takes time away from its dramatic/comedic narrative to skewer the pop culture sensibilities that have given rise to the so-called "mo...

Run Time: 2:00
U.S. Release Date: 2014-10-17
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Nudity)
Genre: COMEDY/DRAMA
Director: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
Cast: Michael Keaton, Edward Norton, Naomi Watts, ...
Burn After Reading

After watching the Coen Brothers spend years mowing their way through genres and upending conventions, one question comes to mind: Is there anything these guys can't do. Common wisdom suggests "no" and, after winning Oscars early this year for No...

Run Time: 1:35
U.S. Release Date: 2008-09-12
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Violence, Sexual Situations)
Genre: COMEDY
Director: Joel & Ethan Coen
Cast: George Clooney, Frances McDormand, Brad Pitt, ...
Cat in the Hat, The

There is an almost overpowering desire to write this review in the style of Dr. Seuss, but I will resist it - primarily because the end product is more Mike Myers and overblown production design than it is the clever text of one of the most beloved...

Run Time: 1:22
U.S. Release Date: 2003-11-21
MPAA Rating: "PG" (Violence)
Genre: FAMILY
Director: Bo Welch
Cast: Mike Myers, Alec Baldwin, Kelly Preston, ...
Children of Men

Children of Men, Alfonso Cuarón's adaptation of the P.D. James novel, takes a look at England in an apocalyptic near-future, when standards of law and order have broken down and the country is ruled by a fascist dictator. The movie is set in 2027...

Run Time: 1:49
U.S. Release Date: 2006-12-25
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Nudity, Drugs)
Genre: THRILLER
Director: Alfonso Cuarón
Cast: Clive Owen, Julianne Moore, Michael Caine, ...
Gravity

Wow. If ever there was a case to be made for 3-D as a valuable cinematic tool, Alfonso Cuaron has made it. Put alongside Avatar and Hugo (with honorable mentions going to Prometheus and Life of Pi), Gravity shows the power of 3-D when applied ...

Run Time: 1:30
U.S. Release Date: 2013-10-04
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Disturbing Images)
Genre: SCIENCE FICTION
Director: Alfonso Cuaron
Cast: Sandra Bullock, George Clooney
Great Expectations

You have to give a film maker credit for exhibiting the necessary chutzpah to take one of the most beloved classics in the English language, Charles Dickens' Great Expectations, and transform it into a modern-day morality play/romance. Viewers...

Run Time: 1:51
U.S. Release Date: 1998-01-30
MPAA Rating: "R" (Sexual Situations, Nudity, Profanity)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Alfonso Cuaron
Cast: Ethan Hawke, Gwyneth Paltrow, Anne Bancroft, ...
Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events

There's a little Roald Dahl in Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, and that leads one to wonder what a twisted director like Danny DeVito (Dahl's Matilda) or Tim Burton (Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) could have made out of ...

Run Time: 1:50
U.S. Release Date: 2004-12-17
MPAA Rating: "PG" (Violence)
Genre: FANTASY/ADVENTURE
Director: Brad Silberling
Cast: Jim Carrey, Meryl Streep, Jude Law, ...
Like Water for Chocolate

In the early years of the twentieth century, on a small ranch in Mexico, the story of three sisters and their repressive mother unfolds. Tita (Lumi Cavazos) is the youngest daughter of Mama Elena (Regina Torne), and, as such, because of a family t...

Run Time: 1:45
U.S. Release Date: -
MPAA Rating: "R" (Nudity, Sexual Situations, Violence)
Genre: ROMANCE/DRAMA
Director: Alfonso Arau
Cast: Lumi Cavazos, Marco Leonardi, Regina Torne, ...
Little Princess, A

A "family movie" is often loosely defined as a motion picture that, aimed at children, is likely to bore parents to tears. Numerous examples leap to mind, most of them from Walt Disney Studios, a production company that holds the curious dist...

Run Time: 1:38
U.S. Release Date: 1995-05-19
MPAA Rating: "G" (Nothing Objectionable)
Genre: FAMILY DRAMA
Director: Alfonso Cuaron
Cast: Liesel Matthews, Eleanor Bron, Liam Cunningham, ...