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Most disappointing film of the year

So I finally got around to watching Roma (2018). This critically acclaimed, award winning film is written and directed by Alfonso Cuarón. It is about a Mexican family in the 1970s. Honestly, I was very underwhelmed. Some viewers have declared Roma the best film of the year, but for me it is definitely not. The film is overlong and not engaging enough for my liking. I don't feel that we get to know or care about the characters enough. I can appreciate what the director was going for, but it didn't completely work for me. I did like the cinematography and the actors were fine, but no one blew me away with their performance. There are some good moments, but not enough to satisfy me. I expect Roma to get several Oscar nominations, but it only deserves maybe two or three, in my opinion. I don't think it should be nominated for (or win) best picture or director. Roma is the most disappointing film of 2018 for me and only a 6/10.


The Predator.
I still had a relatively good time with it, but boy oh boy... talk about wasted potential.

Roma? Master filmmaking and powerfully moving performances. I was engaged by it from start to finish. Naturally, this is the type of film that’s certain to make everyone from raging film nerds to the general movie goer (who won’t see any of its appeal) annoyed by all the accolades it’s going to be - and has been - rewarded with. Of course we can’t forget about the hypocrite anti-Hollywood propagandists! If it wins the big awards at the Oscars, then I can already see the mandatory whining every Best Picture/Best Director winner ends up stirring.

Well, you can’t win ‘em all! But as far as I’m concerned, Roma is getting its well-deserved recognition (that’s right cabrones!). Well done, Cuaron.