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Had to pause it to try to make that pose with my eyes closed
This film gave me a familiar feeling. I feel what he felt being a child, being ignorant of the struggles that the grown ups have, what their fears are.. we are so naive when we are kids, and then we become adults too and we start to think about our loved ones and what we saw growing up, we began to be consious and finally understand the deeps of our past days, this film hit home.
Absolutely dripping with stunning photography, like a Fellini film recreated in Mexico, Roma is hard to fault. So many scenes are like a visual symphony with depth of flavour requiring return visits.
Roma's story is tightly tied to its hero, but loosely woven with many holes the audience has to peer through to parse.
With all this, it's hard to fault Roma but it's also hard to say that I love it. It is interesting, it is a wonderful art object, but it is not much of a story. It's slow, it's unfocused in some ways, and much is left for the viewer to think about. Problem is, that most people won't think about it. Most will just call it slow and boring.
Nonetheless, it's hard to fault.
4.5 stars out of 5
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This movie ranks #4 in Cinema Tropical's Best Latin American Films 2010-2019
This movie ranks #28 in Rotten Tomatoes's Top 100 Movies of All Time
This movie ranks #34 in A.V. Club's The Best Movies of the 2010s
This movie ranks #62 in Venice Film Festival - Golden Lion
This movie ranks #65 in Ariel Award - Best Mexican Film
This movie ranks #71 in Academy Award - Best International Feature Film
This movie ranks #73 in BAFTA Award - Best Film
This movie ranks #84 in TSPDT's 21st Century's Most Acclaimed Films
This movie ranks #117 in Reddit Top 250
This movie ranks #121 in Academy Award - Best Cinematography
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This movie ranks #555 in Academy Award - Best Picture Nominees
This movie ranks #727 in The New York Times's Book of Movies
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This movie ranks #1220 in The Criterion Collection