Monday, February 25, 2019

Trump declares national emergency to build border wall

Alfonso Cuarón won the Academy Award for Best Director last night for his work on Roma, a semi-autobiographical take on his upbringing in the Colonia Roma neighborhood of Mexico City. He previously won the same award five years ago with Gravity.

After Gravity, Alejandro G. Iñárritu bagged it twice in a row for lensing Birdman and then The Revenant.

Damien Chazelle triumphed the next year with La La Land, and twelve months ago Guillermo del Toro picked up the statuette for The Shape of Water.

Mexicans have won five of the last six best director Oscars. The wall on the border is going up far too late!

(P.S. Thank you for being too polite to point out that Cuarón, Iñárritu and del Toro are all younger than me.)

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