watched this for the first time when i was eleven i think? watching it is like eating your favorite comfort food or like literally walking on sunshine. upon this rewatch,i felt strange bc it wasn't as good as i remembered, & i actually liked the brunette sister more???? also the side characters are the laziest written characters in the history of film. but hey, male and female eye-candy, the italian countryside, atrocious musical numbers: you can't go wrong!
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Roma is pure and ugly and daring and quiet and terrible and exquisite. It's a transcendent piece of work, and every shot is rendered with aching tenderness. Cuarón's tremendous love for this film and this woman is what brings Roma to life; we see the world not entirely through Cleo's lenses, but often through the memories of a young boy. We see the sorrow and loveliness of her everyday life, and Cuarón asks us not to forget. This is not…