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  • Tye-Grr
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    Easily the three most prominent Mexican filmmakers working today, Alfonso Cuarón, Alejandro González Iñárritu, and Guillermo del Toro (aka, ‘The Three Amigos’) have each been pushing the boundaries of cinema as directors, writers, editors, producers, and more, with each having at least one critically acclaimed masterpiece to their name and numerous prestigious film awards and nominations. Although I feel that all three are exceptionally talented, I was curious to see which of the three you most value for their contributions to cinema? Cast your vote for one of the following (I’ve included a sample of their work):

    Alfonso Cuarón-

    A Little Princess 
    Y Tu Mama Tambien
    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
    Children of Men
    Gravity

    Alejandro González Iñárritu-

    Amores Perros
    21 Grams
    Babel
    Biutiful
    Birdman

    Guillermo del Toro-

    Cronos
    The Devil’s Backbone
    Hellboy Series
    Pacific Rim
    Pan’s Labyrinth
     

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    CanadianFan
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    I was totally going to make this poll later this week!

    It is so ridiculously tough. I like Inarritu’s films more than most people, but I can’t deny the merits of “Pan’s Labyrinth”, “Children of Men”, or “Y Tu Mama Tambien”. I think most people would rank Inarritu last, but I would actually say:

    1. Inarritu
    2. Cuaron
    3. del Toro (despite having perhaps the best film out of the three).  

    If Cuaron follows up with another great movie, he’ll probably be my #1. 

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    Tye-Grr
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    I was totally going to make this poll later this week!

    It is so ridiculously tough. I like Inarritu’s films more than most people, but I can’t deny the merits of “Pan’s Labyrinth”, “Children of Men”, or “Y Tu Mama Tambien”. I think most people would rank Inarritu last, but I would actually say:

    1. Inarritu
    2. Cuaron
    3. del Toro (despite having perhaps the best film out of the three).  

    If Cuaron follows up with another great movie, he’ll probably be my #1. 

    It’s soooo tough! I love all three for different reasons, and I too value Inarritu’s work more than most. However, my own personal ranking would be:

    1. Cuaron
    2. Inarritu
    3. del Toro 

    But they are all so close. With each new film they do the order can change; that’s how good they are. I’m already looking forward to whatever Cuaron does next, but I can already start looking forward to 2015 and Inarritu’s ‘The Revenant’  (w/ Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Will Poulter, and Domhnall Gleeson), and del Toro’s ‘Crimson Peak’ (w/ Tom Hiddleston, Jessica Chastain, Mia Wasikowska, and Charlie Hunnam). 

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    Emmys2011
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    Iñarritu by far. All of his films are brilliant, and culminated in his masterpiece thus far.

    If Cuaron didn´t have Gravity, I´d be completely indiferent, even if I loved Harry Potter and Y tu mama tambien.

    I´ve never been a fan of Del Toro, though I do respect some of his work.

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    Icky
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    Inarritu is talented, but his gimmickry is hit and miss. Biutiful and Babel in particular fell flat for me (the latter is still better than Crash). He’s yet to make a movie I’ve loved. 

    Pan’s Labyrinth I adore. However, while I always appreciate Toro’s style besides ‘Pan’s he’s yet to find a story that wholly supports his ambitions.

    So, that leaves Cuaron. Y Tu Mama Tambien was one of my top five movies of the last decade. I liked (didn’t love) Children of Men and Gravity. And his Harry Potter was the best of the franchise.  

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    Tye-Grr
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    As for each director’s very best film, IMHO it would be:

    Cuaron, ‘Children of Men’
    del Toro, ‘Pan’s Labyrinth’
    Inarritu, ‘Birdman’

    Those are three amazing films, and each one represents the best of what each respective director has to offer. ‘Children of Men’ has Cuaron’s long takes, attention to detail, and thoughtful and heartfelt storytelling, ‘Pan’s Labyrinth’ has del Toro’s pure imagination and dark fantasy that is grounded in reality, and ‘Birdman’ has Inarritu’s excellent ensemble work that examines it’s characters while juggling multiple story threads. 

    All three are an inspiration to me, and they make Mexico proud.  

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    Icky
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    1. Y Tu Mama Tambien
    2. Childen of Men
    3. Gravity

    1. Pan’s Labyrinth
    2. The Devil’s Backbone
    3. Hellboy

    1. Amores Perros
    2. 21 Grams
    3. Birdman 

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    Tye-Grr
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    ^Interesting! We are basically the same on del Toro:

    Cuaron:

    1. Children of Men
    2. Gravity
    3. Y tu mama tambien

    del Toro:

    1. Pan’s Labyrinth
    2. The Devil’s Backbone
    3. Hellboy II: The Golden Army 

    Inarritu:

    1. Birdman
    2. Amores Perros
    3. Babel 

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    Atypical
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    Cuarón fairly easily.

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    Jose Manuel Garcia
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    I prefer Del Toro.

    Cuaron and his love for the green, it is sometimes annoying… my favourite pic from him “Harry P”. I would have loved to see the rest on his hands…

    Iñarritu´s love for multiple stories at the same time made its films a bit crazy… My favourite “Biutiful”. Specially cause of Bardem´s oustanding performance.

    Del Toro, i love his Spanish War trilogy. Wait, he just done two… when will he make the third one as he promise? 

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