ROMA – Review by Brandy McDonnell

“Roma” features some of the most beautiful, bizarre, heartbreaking and terrifying moments in recent cinematic memory, and every indelible scene manages to sneak up and later haunt you because of the deceptively, elegantly simple storytelling. Directed, written, produced, shot and edited by two-time Oscar winner Alfonso Cuaron (“Gravity,” “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban”), the semi-autobiographical film is set in 1970s Mexico.

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ROMA – Review by Diane Carson

Director Alfonso Cuarón has an impressive filmography, including Y Tu Mamá También, Children of Men, and Gravity, all masterfully executed. However, Cuarón’s autobiographical new work Roma is his masterpiece for its authoritative presentation of his upper-middle class Mexican upbringing and, especially, his enduring affection for his nanny Libo, called Cleo in the film, from whose perspective his family’s life unfolds.

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