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Roberto Gavaldon, ranked

Not included: assistant-director credits from the beginning of his career -- they don't seem relevant to his development as an auteur.

1-5: Masterful
6-15: Really good, semi-classic, very typical of his work but not topmost. (#10 isn't highly enjoyable but it's absolutely central to the thematics that his auteur profile is built on.)
15-24: Plenty okay, quite watchable.
25-36: If you've got nothing better to do... (includes "trying to be post-60s 'modern' and it's not the best look for him.")
37-40 Really not that good...
41-44: Actively unpleasant to watch
45: Utter shit.

(Between #18 and #29 there are a few I don't remember well or at all; those rankings are very approximate.)

Not yet seen:
Corazones De Mexico (1945)
A La Sombra Del Puente (1948)
Mi Vida Por La Tuya (1951)
Terminal Del Valle De Mexico (short, 1952)
Viva Revolucion (1956)
La Rebelion De La Sierra (1958)
La Playa Vacia (1972)

Block or Report
  • Macario
  • The Kneeling Goddess
  • In the Palm of Your Hand
  • El siete de copas
  • Soledad's Shawl
  • Don Quijote cabalga de nuevo
  • The Love Nest
  • The Other One
  • The White Rose
  • La vida íntima de Marco Antonio y Cleopatra
  • Autumn Days
  • Rosauro Castro
  • The Boy and the Fog
  • Night Falls
  • The Littlest Outlaw
  • Here is Heraclius Bernal
  • El rayo de Sinaloa: La venganza de Heraclio Bernal
  • La rebelión de la sierra: El Fin de Heraclio Bernal
  • The Golden Cockerel
  • The Hidden One
  • El socio
  • Adventures of Casanova
  • Rayando el sol
  • Camelia
  • The Three Perfect Married
  • Untouched
  • The Fungi Man
  • Las del talon
  • Doña Macabra
  • The Barracks
  • Tongolele Has Been Killed
  • Después de la tormenta
  • Cuando tejen las arañas
  • Remember to Live
  • Historia de un amor
  • Los hijos que yo soñé
  • De carne somos
  • Las figuras de arena
  • Desired
  • Las cenizas del diputado
  • La madrastra
  • Beyond All Limits
  • Ash Wednesday
  • The Useless Life of Pito Pérez
  • Viva México y sus corridos