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This looks so bad.


Lots of french new wave, lots of artsy I'm the director shots, and a shit story overhyped to death.

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more shitposts from cake. What an unusual turn of events.

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ooh someone defending with swords and daggers the honor of a charlatan new wave post structuralist like Cuarón, what an unusual turn of events.

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It's a pretty good movie.

It's not "the best movie of the year" type of great, which is the hype it's getting, but it's a good movie that moves really slow, and is beautifully shot.

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good why though? and it literally looks like any digital black and white video of the last 15 years.

I also back in 2002 this scumbag poststructuralist lecturer at a film course was talking about editing and using golden age hollywood as an example of what not to do, saying that they went on and on showing people walk here enter there and that we didn't need to see everything, and yet you have this film basically shot on real time and going on and on and on to NOWHERE. And he was wrong about golden age hollywood, it's amazing just how economical they are and how efficiently they used the resources and shot what was necessary and important, not stupid shots of people watching into the distance.

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I was expecting better..This could have been a great film, if only they delved into the characters more, instead of having us watch the rambunctious children endlessly. The film was beautifully shot. They caught the era well. I wouldve liked to have known more of Cleos backstory and more on the doctors wife. It had such potential but it did miss the mark.

Watch A brilliant Friend on hbo I believe. That film will make up for the lack in this one.

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Cuarón actually explained in an interview that the movie is a semi-autobiographical film about his childhood growing up in an upper-class Mexican family. He didn't delve into the backstories of the adults because he wanted to keep the feeling of a child's POV: Shielded from the harshness of reality, not entirely understanding why things are happening, only knowing the adults in your life on a superficial level, etc.

Here's the interview: https://www.bustle.com/p/is-roma-based-on-a-true-story-the-netflix-film-is-deeply-personal-to-director-alfonso-cuaron-15506701

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Thanks I will take a look at that interview... I also just saw The Kindergarten Teacher, and commented on your post there too.

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Tried to watch it. Bored me to tears. Turned it off when maid and child were playing dead on the patio.

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You sound like an uncultured idiot.

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This guy again lmao

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