Roma Explained: The Beauty We Overlook (Oscars 2019)


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  • The Take
    The Take   9 months back

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    • John Martin
      John Martin  9 months back

      Do an analysis of Lion King

    • 123 456
      123 456  9 months back

      A video about the little mermaid and the relationship of Ariel and Erick

    • Joshua La Rue
      Joshua La Rue  9 months back

      Does Entertainmemt Weekly sponsor your channel now!?!

  • Sahar Varona
    Sahar Varona  4 weeks back

    "...we are in the present..looking BACK at a memory..." genius

    • Jacob Malic
      Jacob Malic  1 months back

      This movie should win the Oscar for best picture of the year not Green Book

      • R R
        R R  3 months back

        I like slow-paced films. They seem more real and genuine. You get to spend more time with the characters, their conversations, their lives. The film's atmosphere soaks you in much more. Take The Fellowship of the Ring or a New Hope. We spend 45 minutes with the characters and their environment before the adventure begins.

        Some of the best movies in the world are slow films. Citizen Kane is pretty slow, so is The Godfather. But people see it as a flaw for some reason.

        • S ash
          S ash  3 months back

          What are you guys? Thank you.

          • fenixdown22
            fenixdown22  3 months back

            Wonderful movie and wonderful essay. Thank you.

            • Apoorva Gharpure
              Apoorva Gharpure  3 months back


              • Saifful Shah Razi Shah Gill

                Thank you

                • Bright Trials
                  Bright Trials  4 months back

                  I had a nanny growing up so this film really resonated with me. Unlike the movie she was always a part of the family (what Cleo is finally acknowledged as by the mother in the end of the film). I hated how the mother treated the staff but then you begin to see that it's just the household being caught in the crossfire of the deteriorating marriage. I love how this family drama and Cleo's personal problems all take place in the backdrop of societal upheaval. You see how the effects leak into their everyday lives before fully disrupting it. It was an incredible film and a beautiful experience.

                  • Elver Camargo
                    Elver Camargo  4 months back

                    And Roma lost the Oscar for best picture, to a film that says - Racism it's bad, very, very, very bad -

                    • Aaron D
                      Aaron D  5 months back

                      Wow! I mean I was expecting a good analysis. But this was really good!

                      • Funhouse Film Reviews
                        Funhouse Film Reviews  5 months back

                        I really love the honesty in this film. A true classic

                        • Daniel R
                          Daniel R  5 months back

                          A characteristically perceptive analysis of a truly beautiful film - thanks guys, you're great :-)

                          • Burnt Norton
                            Burnt Norton  5 months back

                            Twilight was better than this shit.

                            • Quick GuessWho
                              Quick GuessWho  5 months back

                              My Asian male friends said..the only scene they did not like was the boyfriend dancing naked and his sea snail swinging 😆

                              • Nini Zambrano
                                Nini Zambrano  6 months back

                                I just saw this movie last night on Netflix and it was as if time travel was possible for once, a world came alive on my hands.

                                It's sad to see the negative reviews, even Disgusting to read comments from people who are from Mexico, that claim to not have understood the film and take pride in the ignorance of not understanding it? I call it bluff..
                                I personally was moved by the film and it reminded me of the bitter connection between women and that the pain we feel that only makes us stronger.
                                I'm of Mexican descent, born and raised in California so I treasure the story being told, that of a Native Woman, who typically gets shoved into a Caste system. A woman who bears the burden of the violent actions from Men. It's a story that's Universal, because it moves the viewer into reflecting their own pain and suffering. "We are always on our own" a line said in Solace. Considering the state in which Mexico's political system is criminally crushing its people, I doubt anyone is left who's unfamiliar with pain and suffrage.. I suppose that those who make fun of the film refuse to accept their position in that caste system.

                                • Alexis Vela
                                  Alexis Vela  6 months back

                                  people love anything that’s different

                                  • John Hintergardt
                                    John Hintergardt  6 months back

                                    This is a movie that grows on you and one has to see it in the theater and not on a computer screen.

                                    • negui46togui
                                      negui46togui  7 months back

                                      I didn't get this over at all in my opinion is a piece of crap boring and stupid ,I can't believe that was nominated for an oscar

                                      • Sumit Sarkar
                                        Sumit Sarkar  7 months back

                                        This movie is like big f*uck you to Al those "race-against-time" Hollywood flicks.

                                        • Louis Pescheux
                                          Louis Pescheux  7 months back

                                          I'm always impressed at how much these videos manage to cover about one film without making shallow points

                                          • UsagiLisa
                                            UsagiLisa  7 months back

                                            Thanks so much for this amazing essay!

                                            • LG
                                              LG  7 months back

                                              Anyone know what kind of dog Borras is?

                                              • Caio Leao
                                                Caio Leao  7 months back

                                                This movie is deeps as a coffee table photo book on a starbucks. It is so "I must like this film". Ow, look! Here it goes another metaphor! I mean, uau. I suggested another Roma: Roma, open city. Rosselini. :)

                                                • Gabriela Heinze
                                                  Gabriela Heinze  7 months back

                                                  Wow! That was an amazing analysis! Gracias!

                                                  • Nokard
                                                    Nokard  7 months back

                                                    Story wise I don't like it, as a Mexican myself I know the culture and the time period, I wanted to actually see more of that, but alas we didn't get that, instead we get a very on the line story with flat characters that don't change in any way throughout the film, yes photography is sometimes amazing but that could fit better as a short movie featuring just those takes, after seeing this video, my perspective remains the same, actually this is the first time I don't agree with your point of view, I like some of Cuaron's works, but this one, it's not for me

                                                    • Nelson Thangjam
                                                      Nelson Thangjam  8 months back

                                                      I am so mad that it didn't win Best Picture, instead of just foreign language film.

                                                      • Cavit Alpay
                                                        Cavit Alpay  8 months back

                                                        Absolutely good study on Roma!!!

                                                        • Ana Garcia
                                                          Ana Garcia  6 months back

                                                          Why would you want to study just Roma? This represents all of Mexico.

                                                      • Veezy
                                                        Veezy  8 months back

                                                        "The BEAUTY of Film Making"

                                                        • Christopher
                                                          Christopher  8 months back

                                                          This was a stunning movie. I honesty loved the slower pace and one of the final scenes is one of the most powerful moments in recent films. So good.

                                                          • Ray correa
                                                            Ray correa  8 months back

                                                            I don't consider myself a film critic or Connoisseur, actually i tend to avoid artsy films , I saw it and I just tried to experience it, you know lately when I see a movie or a series, I find myself at some points doing fast forwards so I can see the good parts , but this movie reminded me that patience, I was captured by it, I wasn't sure what was happening just that I wanted to carry on until the end, I wasn't even thinking about how complicated was the story or whatever, I was just there trying to live thorugh it.

                                                            • karl chandran
                                                              karl chandran  8 months back

                                                              The movie is an experience of life. Very contemplative and moving.

                                                              • Bionic Fox
                                                                Bionic Fox  8 months back

                                                                Such a masterpiece...

                                                                • Miruna Șmit
                                                                  Miruna Șmit  8 months back

                                                                  Such a beautiful, well done and interesting video! It made me realise how much I underestimated this movie and overlooked so many important details. Great job!

                                                                  • Aly Ngoun
                                                                    Aly Ngoun  8 months back

                                                                    I loved this, very calming

                                                                    • Mr.AtomicTitan 99
                                                                      Mr.AtomicTitan 99  8 months back

                                                                      SO this video seems to repeat itself for its points that the movie roma is beautiful. That is fine to repeat to get your point across, but you need to recognize the aspects that make it beautiful not how the movie is made to be interpreted. in that case ur point was your guess is a best as the directors which is a point to make that its memories not beauty. perhaps life but still not explaining beauty. If you want to know what is beaty in movies explaining life or memory then the tree of life is your answer. I felt like Roma is more culture and life driven, though memeory could be in there but even memory can depict how culture worked. However, since this is a movie to our own interpertation you have good points all together to its meaning. I lpve the film and I think it deserves the oscars it had gain and really this ideaology isn't new but different. If you see the tree of life that will better your understanding of the film Roma because of the ideaology or philosophy behind the tree of life. there is more symbolism and meaning then roma however Roma is raw to its techniques and to its filming. The only critizism about Roma is the lack of music, however, music doesn't have to be in film but only suggested. Music with film amplified the moments that is happening in the film, but in Roma the music is the culture or memory in that case. that silence can still be a powerful meaning to a song.

                                                                      • Charles Bronson
                                                                        Charles Bronson  8 months back

                                                                        This movie sucked

                                                                        • Umang Srivastav
                                                                          Umang Srivastav  8 months back

                                                                          This particular movie is a gem and anyone can fall in love with this blissful and soulful drama...

                                                                          • Daniel Reads
                                                                            Daniel Reads  8 months back

                                                                            I loved this video! ❤️🙌🏻

                                                                            • Jenny Lee
                                                                              Jenny Lee  8 months back

                                                                              My mind was spinning after I finished the film. I am more of a literature than film person, but literary elements can sometimes transcend onto screen so beautifully. For me, that was what I admired about the film; Cuaron's purposeful inclusion of highly meaningful shots. Masterful.

                                                                              • Ailish
                                                                                Ailish  8 months back

                                                                                Does anyone know the movie at 2:16? :)

                                                                                • Luis Escamilla
                                                                                  Luis Escamilla  8 months back

                                                                                  What a great video! I love this movie.

                                                                                  • Memo2Self
                                                                                    Memo2Self  8 months back

                                                                                    Thank you so, so much for this. I saw it twice in an actual movie theatre, but the second time I was with a sparse, restless audience, post-Oscars. "Is that it?" was the common reaction I heard. Personally, I was even more impressed the second time - being caught up in the story on first viewing, I didn't think, "holy crap, that's one shot," or "how the hell did he DO that?" The second time I could focus on the artistry as well as the story, and I think it's an extraordinary film. I'm very grateful for your take on it.

                                                                                    • Iris 08
                                                                                      Iris 08  8 months back

                                                                                      Ok now do one analysis for Shoplifters (Japan).

                                                                                      • arthurcurry2003
                                                                                        arthurcurry2003  8 months back

                                                                                        Did Black Panther get Oscars and Roma didn’t? wtf happened to the Oscars??!!

                                                                                        • Madiba 10
                                                                                          Madiba 10  8 months back

                                                                                          Thz you so much Suzanna , your explanation make me see this movie in wider view .

                                                                                          • Brandon Clarke
                                                                                            Brandon Clarke  8 months back

                                                                                            Most people on planet or just depressed bro. You can't take their opinions very seriously. I mean, you can't tell me you weren't emotionally stimulated by something if you're out of shape. Well, of course you're not going to be emotionally stimulated by anything, there's 70 lb of blubber on your body. You should probably fix that first. I'm talking about myself here bro.

                                                                                            • workoutfanatic787
                                                                                              workoutfanatic787  8 months back

                                                                                              the new litmus test for pretentious artsy fartsy nonsense in 2018. this was the most disappointing film of 2018 for me - ppl talking about the "craft" and whatnot - I want my 2+ hours back. Yeah, it's sooo breathtakingly cool - I love how we linger on a guy with is dick out after the first 30 minutes.

                                                                                              How this won best directing, and "Carol" lost in 2016 is beyond me. If you have to be of a certain nationality to thoroughly enjoy a film, then it's not a universally great film.