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Why Roma May Be the Best Film of 2018

December 05, 2018

Mexican writer-director Alfonso Cuarón’s latest release —  now in select theaters, coming to Netflix on December 14th —  is also his most ambitious, a moving reflection on 1970s Mexico that affords personal drama and family life the attention and scale of an epic.

Roma is a semi-autobiographical look at the Mexico City of Cuarón’s upbringing. The film follows only a loose storyline, centered on a young domestic worker named Cleo, played by first-time actress Yalitza Aparicio. Cuarón sets Cleo’s role running the household of her well-heeled employer against her marginalized...

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