Full Review: ROMA (Mexico/USA 2018) Top 10 *****

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A story that chronicles a year in the life of a middle-class family in Mexico City in the early 1970s.


Alfonso Cuarón


Alfonso Cuarón

ROMA marks another Netflix original movie.  There are so many these and so many good ones at that (THE BALLAD OF BUSTER SCRUGGS, THE CHRISTMAS CHRONICLES, this one) that very soon there might even be an award for Best Netflix movie. (Netflix should look into this possibility for publicity.3

ROMA’s is bookended by camera shots of an overhead flying airplane, the first image seen as a reflection in the water poured on the floor by the maid Cleo (Yalitza Aparicio) and seen again as in the last image in the sky, probably a metaphor that Cleo has risen to a different height in life.  The first shot of the plane introduces…

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