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Ed Aycock
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Posted: 02 January 2019 at 10:55am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

While everybody is talking about "Bird Box" - but interestingly, not on here- I caught another great Netflix movie the other day: "Roma."  Directed by Alfonso Cuaron ("Gravity," "Y Tu Mama Tambien," "Prisoner of Azkaban"), it's a beautiful film set in Mexico City in the early 70s.  It's really worth seeing for the cinematography alone.  

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Ok, this may have received no responses but it did get the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language film last night so... it's worth it, people.  

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It's on my radar.  Will definitely catch it on Netflix, probably this week.
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I totally agree, Ed - this is an excellent movie.  I waited for it to come on Netflix because it was such a short theatrical window, and immediately regretted not seeing this in the theater.  Cuaron's cinematography is gorgeous.  So if you watch it on Netflix, be sure to at least watch on TV and not your computer - get the biggest screen you can find!  I saw it over the weekend and haven't stopped thinking about it, so I will probably so see it again in the theater.

Yalitza Aparicio is amazing as Cleo - the heartbreak in some of these scenes comes from such a wonderful performance.



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Tim, I'm still thinking about it too.  When I read that Aparicio is a schoolteacher in real life, a lot of her performance made sense.  
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I donít have Netflix, and I donít think shows/movies on streaming services should be nominated for these awards. Only those that are freely available to everyone.
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I think you should get Netflix, youíre missing out. I also think I get where youíre going with that, but movies at the cinema are not freely available for everyone. You have to pay to go in and watch the movie. Arguably, the cost of one movie ticket is more than a month of Netflix. Netflix is freely available to everyone to buy too, unless youíre a weirdo with no internet service. Even if you donít have a roku device or a smart tv, or a DVD player with WiFi or a gaming system, or a smart phone that you can use for streaming, you can still order the movies on dvd through the mail. This is the world weíre in now. Netflix is producing movies, so if youíre awarding movies, they should be in the prize pool with everyone else.
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It was released in "select theaters" before it was on Netflix in order to be eligible and will most likely be shown in more theaters it gets more awards.  And that's about the same amount of theaters it would be shown in if it were never streamed on Netflix.  Unless you're "Life is Beautiful" or "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon," Best Foreign Film Winners are lucky if they are shown outside New York, LA and Chicago and small art towns.
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