December 7, 2018 (Limited)
Rated R for graphic nudity, some disturbing images, and language
ROMA chronicles a turbulent year in the lives of a middle-class family in 1970s Mexico City. Cuarón, inspired by the women from his childhood, delivers an artful ode to the matriarchy that shaped his world.
A vivid portrayal of domestic strife and social hierarchy amidst political turmoil, ROMA follows a young domestic worker Cleo (Yalitza Aparicio) from Mixteco heritage descent and her co-worker Adela (Nancy García), also Mixteca, who work for a small family in the...
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There are two ways to watch Roma
: 1) on Netflix while browsing Instagram on your phone; 2) on Netflix without any distractions. Option 1—presumably the way the majority of curious movie fans will absorb Alfonso Cuarón’s Oscar hopeful—will result in you scratching your head wondering what the big deal is. Option 2—certainly the way Cuarón optimistically envisioned when he agreed to make a movie with Netflix—will allow you to appreciate the craftsmanship of the filmmaking and nuanced storytelling on display. Full movie review »