Excerpt: The film is reminiscent of Italian neorealism, yet Cuarón’s shimmering black and white deep focus camerawork sets it apart…like having someone else’s memories transferred into your brain, so acute is the sensation of nostalgia…
Excerpt: In a year like 2018, it is hard to think of a film that more lovingly or enthusiastically embraces the cinematic vernacular of the last hundred years to tell a story of such intimate delicacy and complementary big screen scope.
Excerpt: It’s so masterfully crafted, so beautifully composed, so deeply felt, and so effortlessly engaging for its entire leisurely paced two-plus hour runtime, that it’s honestly kind of intimidating.
Excerpt: Writing a semi-autobiographical story about a nanny, the bourgeois family she tends to, and how Mexican politics, culture, and social mores impact all of them is Cuarón exploiting his personal story for cinematic gains. Roma hits hard, but in a unique case, the way it looks and feels hits harder than the plot advancing scenes in a year in the life of Cleo the nanny.
Excerpt: Roma stands as an tribute of integrity that goes far beyond your typical passion project label. This is Alfonso Cuaron’s unshakeable core composed and exposed for all to admire and appreciate.