These days, I don’t watch anything more than once. In the golden age of television, how can you? As time continues to zoom by at breakneck speeds, why double up on entertainment? Watch a film or a show or a video, one time and one time only, done and done. No more commitment needs to be made. But recently I made an exception to this rule. It was for ROMA.
I was completely enthralled with this film. It was beautiful, poetic, heartbreaking, gritty, loud, quiet, and loud again. Until finally, deafening. Men are weak, women carry the day. And the political strife that surrounds us at all times cannot be set aside no matter how much our own personal circumstances may seem to require it to be.
I’ll go so far as to say it’s the best film I’ve seen in years. I saw it twice. And I may see it again. You can watch it on Netflix. But I’d suggest a theater. Why? Because of the ocean.