nick wibert’s review published on Letterboxd:
Lately, I’ve started to worry that I’m out of touch with my emotions because I have not cried or even teared up from a movie in the past couple of years, and I watched a lot of very sad movies in that time.
Roma broke this spell less than halfway through its runtime.
This is one of the most honest and beautiful films of the decade in every single aspect of its presentation. Every shot and every sound is packed with so much emotion that it’s almost overwhelming.
The only real reason I’m not slapping this with 5 stars right off the bat is because I’ve recently started to rewatch movies at least once before giving a perfect rating. But I have a very good feeling that I’ll be bumping it up soon.
Only eight foreign language films have ever been nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards, and I want nothing more than for Roma to be number nine.