In Roma, Alfonso Cuaron’s masterful and beautiful film about the Mexico of his youth, particularly the household servant who helped raised him, Cuaron brilliantly connects (as he notes in an Empire magazine interview) “the personal scars with the socials scars”. This intersection where personal history and public history collide with memory gives Roma its sweep,…
Flavors of Youth points out how memory is essential to all identity. How it is the source of all art and creativity.
There is no explanation, no backstory just observation enshrouded in mythic layers of beautiful cinematography. Everything is left to interpretation, which is both besides the point and probably is the point.
Set It Up is so smart that it almost attains singularity, just not enough for the average Netflix viewer to be unchill with it.