Roma ★★★★½

almost wish i watched this in the privacy of my own home instead of in a packed theater so i could fully sob through the last act sans inhibition! almost. 

women sacrifice so much and are treated like absolute dog shit not necessarily just by men, but by richer, whiter women, by their own bodies, and even by the merciless, mercurial environment. 

cuarón has proven time and time again that he is more than capable of crafting women characters teeming with empathy and strength, even when he puts them through hell. i’m not-so-patiently waiting for more male directors to catch up with him!