Incredibly intimate, deeply personal and surprisingly critical view by Cuarón on his own upbringing – ROMA is a true force of nature and to such an extent visually beautiful that I could cry.
THE PHILADELPHIA STORY portrays an upper class family which is affraid of revealing it's deeply seeded corruption and confronting harsh truths about themselves. On the other side, there is the evenly corrupted yellow press, used as a tool to pave the way to enlightenment.
To me, the dialogue and it's delivery feel witty and stale in equal parts – it often comes across as too forced for a movie but at the same time too tenuously conveyed for possibly being…
The backdrop of COLD WAR has it's origins in a society whose culture has been quite literally bombed into nirvana. The story picks up at a time when the most resilient remains are beeing scraped together.
It depicts two sides, both of which are trying to instrumentalize the few surviving flower blossoms – one for good, the love of art, cultural heritage and a form of artistic patriotism. The other one for evil, political gain and brainwashing propaganda. And two…