Merry Christmas from Seeing & Believing! Our last episode before Christmas starts off with a bang as we take a look at the much-buzzed-about Roma, Netflix’s latest shot at Oscar gold. Does Alfonso Cuaron’s highly personal film about a domestic worker in 1970s Mexico deserve the hype it’s been getting, or will the high expectations be dashed by cold reality? We also offer a little something for the superhero fans in our audience with our review of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, an animated adventure starring everyone’s favorite webslinger, multiplied by seven. Producers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller waved a magic wand over The Lego Movie – can they repeat the feat with a Marvel property?
Music interlude by Erik Margolin, “Carol of the Bells.” Used under Creative Commons license 3.0.