Roma ★★★★★

This masterpiece is a Fellini memory of a Mexico City childhood in 1970-71, patiently staged as tableaux, steeped in emotion, and evoking the arthouse cinema of the time. This is moving and profound, but playful, too, in its way: one scene seems to be a homage to Gravity, although Alfonso Cuaron says it goes the other way (Marooned was a source of Gravity), and at times it reminds us of Children of Men, with that sense of life among the tumult of the times. Cuaron: “In this one, the research was just memory, memory, memory.”