At its very core, Roma is a simple film. The film follows the life of a house worker named Cleo, played by Yalitza Aparicio, who is employed by a middle class family living in the suburb of Roma in Mexico City. Set in the early seventies, the narrative portrays an honest depiction of the life of a woman working a domestic job that is commonly frowned upon during a politically challenging time in Mexican history.
Sorry to Bother You left me at a loss for words and, from the looks of Audience Scores on Rotten Tomatoes, so has it left its audiences. This film interrupts the common movie going experience both figuratively and literally. It’s almost as if the film is sorry to bother the steady stream of digestible content to communicate to the world that there are realistic problems the filmmaker would like to address.
Filmmakers know that one of the hardest genres to work with is suspense. Suspense forces writers and directors to create an atmosphere that will allow their audiences to feel what the protagonist is feeling without coming off as cheesy and contrived. Steven Soderbergh’s, Unsane (2018), creatively takes viewers into a world of paranoia where the anxieties of online stalking and metal institutions come out to play.