Roma ★★★½

A borderline impossible rewatch, especially at home and on Netflix. The first hour is often too slow and meandering (as is so much of life, and that’s kind of the point), but things pick up after the bizarre New Year’s Eve party and run downhill from there. Too much happens to Cleo, to the point where it feels like arch melodrama, and I’m either convinced Yalitza Aparicio is either the best actress or totally out of her league. Can’t tell! But one thing is clear: Alfonso Cuarón is the best technical director of the modern era. Still, bumped it back half a star because, hoo boy, it doesn’t hold up to a second watch.