nicole’s review published on Letterboxd:
“we are alone. no matter what they tell you, we women are always alone.”
finally got around to watching this last night and it was an absolute masterpiece. every shot was so impressive and meticulous. some made me cry, others left me in awe, but they all managed to create such a calming and captivating atmosphere and i loved that. i have so much newfound respect for alfonso cuarón. not only as a filmmaker, but as a person. he depicted the women in this story in such a strong and authentic way, highlighting the real struggles that they had to go through. yalitza aparicio delivered an incredible performance as cleo and managed to carry this film with so much power and grace. kudos to her.
roma felt like a kind reminder to appreciate the little things in life and life as a whole. it is the epitome of the phrase “there is beauty in simplicity” and i’m so happy that as a foreign film it is being recognised to this extent. it is cinematic excellence and truly deserved to win best picture at the critics’ choice awards. ✨