Xico5689’s review published on Letterboxd:
My #9 Movie of the Year - Roma
I think it's easy to dismiss Roma as a boring, pretentious piece of art. After all, it's black and white, spoken in Spanish and fairly slow. However if you really pay atention, and choose to embrace its slow pace and let yourself breathe along with the film, I think you might have a far deeper connection with the story that Alfonso Cuaron told here. It is, in essence, a story about love. Maybe it feels corny to say that, but it's true. Roma doesn't throw that at your face, it's subtle about it, but not less powerful because of it. It portrays an ugly reality, but a reality nonetheless. Every shot, every line, every moment perfectly captures what it's attempting to, which is to photograph, to paint, to portray a time in our lives, where things appeared simpler, even though they really weren't. And at the end of the day, it's about the people that took care of us every single day, because those people deserve their stories told too.