Roma ★★★★★

"We are alone. No matter what they tell you, we women are always alone."

I feel like I cheated by watching this on Netflix. The film had a profound effect on me, but I can imagine how much greater its' impact is in a theater. On one hand, I'm happy films like this are getting exposure through Netflix, but It's unfortunate that Roma couldn't get a wider release. I can't help but resent Netflix a little bit for their stubborn stance on their release model. Hopefully it will be re-released to a wider number of theaters after it cleans up at the awards shows.

What can I say about this incredible film? The experience was like laying on the beach, letting wave after wave brush over you, slowly being eroded. Despite the illusory language and cultural barrier, I felt like I was a part of this family. There are many images from the film that will stick with me for quite a while I think, as well as the myriad of emotions I experienced along the way. Alfonso Cuarón's camerawork is quietly brilliant, the way he is able to capture the emotion of each scene. He has really mastered the medium.

I pray this gets a wide release, the film begs to be seen theatrically.

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