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The Significance Behind the Movies That Pop Up in Roma

Roma contains two memorable trips to the movies. But why these films? And do they have any particular significance to Cuarón’s work?
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If Beale Street Could Talk Is Romance on Top, Despair Beneath the Surface

In Barry Jenkins’s work, loss is a given. He lyricizes it and sometimes seems to wallow in it.
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How The Favourite Created Its Peculiar Soul Train Dance

“It’s not looking like dance dance. It’s dance, anyway, but it’s not formal.”
  1. alfonso cuaron
    The Significance Behind the Movies That Pop Up in RomaRoma contains two memorable trips to the movies. But why these films? And do they have any particular significance to Cuarón’s work?
  2. movies
    Superhero, Fatigued: Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse Looks at Superhero BurnoutAnd it probably wouldn’t be bad for the superhero genre if we saw more such stories.
  3. exclusive
    Beale Street Clip: Watch How You Talk to Regina King’s DaughterOne mother stands up to another.
  4. chat room
    Jake Johnson on His New Spider-Man Movie, Alienation Under CapitalismThe New Girl star took a year off from working, and he thinks you should too.
  5. behind the scenes
    The Stories Behind If Beale Street Could Talk’s Gorgeous CostumesBehind the scenes on Tish’s cream cape, Frank’s camel-toned leather jacket, Sharon’s metallic cocktail dress, and more.
  6. movie review
    If Beale Street Could Talk Is Romance on Top, Despair Beneath the SurfaceIn Barry Jenkins’s work, loss is a given. He lyricizes it and sometimes seems to wallow in it.
  7. last night on late night
    Jennifer Lopez Has Totally Banged in her TrailerLeah Remini has not.
  8. bohemian rhapsody
    Good Job, Rami Malek: Bohemian Rhapsody Is Highest-Grossing Musician Biopic EverThe new record holder at home and abroad.
  9. first looks
    Here’s Your Adorable Polaroid Introduction to Greta Gerwig’s Little WomenMeet Meg, Jo, Amy, Beth, and [sigh] Laurie.
  10. harvey weinstein
    Devil Wears Prada–Style Weinstein Assistant Movie Finds Its StarOzark’s Julia Garner.
  11. let's dance!
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  12. year in culture 2018
    The 10 Best Performances of 2018Including Bradley Cooper, Zoe Kazan, and Rachel Weisz.
  13. deep dives
    How Barry Jenkins Brought the Experience of Reading James Baldwin to the ScreenThe Moonlight director on the challenges and rewards of adapting If Beale Street Could Talk.
  14. movie review
    The Mule Is a Modest Twist on the Clint Eastwood MythWithout many advance screenings or the usual ballyhoo for a Clint Eastwood film.
  15. casting
    New Pixar Movie Snags Tom Holland, Chris Pratt, and Julia Louis-DreyfusA pair of teen elves set out to find magic.
  16. oscar futures
    Oscar Futures: Who’s on Top After Those Shocking SAG Nominations?Bohemian Rhapsody and BlacKkKlansman scored Best Cast nominations, while Beale Street was snubbed entirely.
  17. backstories
    The Hardest Effect I Ever Pulled Off35 filmmakers, cinematographers, and effects artists on making the impossible happen.
  18. movie review
    Mary Poppins Returns, Without the MagicIt’s a work of painstaking re-creation, and it’s full of nice touches. But it’s a bit of a dud.
  19. national film registry
    Jurassic Park, Brokeback Mountain Added to the National Film RegistryAn early holiday present.
  20. awards season
    A Star Is Born, Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and Ozark Lead SAG NominationsCongrats!
  21. lights camera cgi
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  22. movie review
    Prepare to Be Blown Away by the Child Actors in the Heartbreaking CapernaumLebanese filmmaker Nadine Labaki’s tragic childhood tale is fabulous filmmaking, but a lot to endure.
  23. movie theaters
    Your Guide to the Golden Age of Movie TheatersGoing to the movies is now way more delicious, comfy, convenient, and sensorial.
  24. cher
    Get Ready for Even More Cher in 2020The time has come for a Cher autobiography and biopic.
  25. superheroes
    A Doctor Strange Sequel Is Coming and Scott Derrickson Has Signed on to DirectThe first movie debuted in 2016.
  26. movie review
    Mortal Engines Is a Breath of Fresh AirIt’s a pretty admirably engineered work of escapism, made all the more astonishing by its ability to stand independent of a cinematic universe.
  27. movie review
    See Aquaman for Its Trippy Undersea Visuals and You Won’t Be DisappointedThere are two kinds of people: those who break out into a stupid grin upon hearing the words “Ocean Master,” and those whose hearts are made of stone.
  28. oscar futures
    4 Things to Watch for at the SAG Awards NominationsCan Black Panther sneak in?
  29. the vulture transcript
    Steve McQueen Won’t Look AwayThe Widows director on male sexuality, New Queer Cinema, and his unflinching gaze.
  30. year in culture 2018
    10 Horror Films You Might Have Missed This YearIncluding The Ritual, The Domestics, and Are We Not Cats.
  31. oscars 2019
    And Now the Academy Might Not Want an Oscars Host at AllBut we have so many good suggestions!
  32. reboots
    Toxic Avenger Falls in Another Vat of Toxic Waste, Emerges as a Rumored RebootNot the avenger we deserve, but certainly the avenger we need.
  33. rom-coms
    Constance Wu Reportedly in Talks to Star in Double Pregnancy Rom-ComAnd you thought your love life was complicated.
  34. casting
    Jake Gyllenhaal to Intensely Star in American Remake of The GuiltyJust picture a camera on Gyllenhaal’s face as he gets increasingly upset for an entire movie.
  35. nicole kidman
    Here’s Nicole Kidman As Gretchen Carlson With Not One But Two HandbagsOr is it Naomi Watts?
  36. 99/100
    Jonah Hill Breaks His Silence on Lady Gaga’s ‘100 People in a Room’ Quote“She’s delivering those same talking points every night and making them sound new. That’s acting.”
  37. trailer mix
    It’s a Kaiju Cornucopia in the New Godzilla: King of the Monsters TrailerFeaturing Rodan, Ghidorah, and most fearsome of all, character actress Vera Farmiga.
  38. movie review
    Clara’s Ghost Is One of the Strangest Films of the YearBridey Elliott’s film strikes veins both horrific and comedic, without ever quite settling down to any genre.
  39. fyre festival
    Fyre Festival Rages on With a New Netflix DocHulu also has its own docuseries on the elaborate scam in the works.
  40. funny suits
    Andy Serkis on His Most Groundbreaking Motion-Capture PerformancesThe trailblazing performance-capture actor analyzes four key roles and catalogues the great leaps forward in mo-cap technology over the last 18 years.
  41. awards season
    The Favourite, Black Panther Lead Critics’ Choice Awards NominationsThe punchy period piece led the film slate with 14 noms.
  42. movies
    The Most Nicolas Cage Moments From Nicolas Cage’s Master ClassThe infinitely meme-able actor on taking risks, working with David Lynch, and going for “that Super 8 feeling.”
  43. the industry
    Can Special Effects Be Special Again?How the VFX industry plateaued  — and where it might go from here.
  44. trailer mix
    Triple Frontier Trailer: Affleck, Isaac, Hunnam, Hedlund, Pascal, Cargo Pants!The back tattoo did not make it into the trailer.
  45. best of 2018
    The 10 Best Horror Movies of 2018Women. Witches. Monsters. Vengeance.
  46. mary queen of scots
    How Historically Accurate Are the Wokest Parts of Mary Queen of Scots?Was Joseph Rizzio really Mary’s gay best friend?
  47. awards season
    Roma, Regina King, Steven Yeun Win at 2018 L.A. Film Critics Association AwardsWhile Olivia Colman and Ethan Hawke take home Best Actress and Best Actor, respectively.
  48. she's done it again
    Reese Witherspoon Is Taking You to Where the Crawdads SingBased on author Delia Owens’s novel of the same name.
  49. movies
    Disney+ Receives the Divine Inspiration to Bring You Sister Act 3The Lord has heard your extremely specific prayers.
  50. a simple request
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