Live Poll: Face Off: Parasite Vs. Roma

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Which of these two foreign films highly acclaimed by critics, nominated in most of the main categories. released in 2018 and 2019 respectively is your favorite?

List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls096175580/

Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/pHQJFSThiMc/
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Posted 2 months ago

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They even share some themes. And Parasite has just launched limited screenings in black and white.

Please use this formatting:

Face-Off: 'Parasite' vs. 'Roma'
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I already edited my introduction a bit, thanks for noticing those similarities.
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Joe,

Thanks for making the edit. It's close, but needs some additional adjustment. Please change:
Face off: 'Parasite Vs. Roma'

To:
Face-Off: 'Parasite vs. Roma'
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Thanks Dan, corrected
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The quotation marks should be around each title.
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Sorry, Joe.

I screwed up.

As Peter states above, it should be
Face-Off: 'Parasite' vs. 'Roma'
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No problem, it's fixed
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Bump
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They even have the same score in Metascore, 96 each
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My vote goes to Parasite, a much better film, which really tells a story, both try to be portraits of their societies, the Korean and Mexican respectively, but Parasite is much more intelligent, accurate and deep, Rome is only glad to have a Nice cinematography but a superficial story.
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You don't have a discussion link.
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It's done
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Introduction updated
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'Great face-off! This one is difficult for me because, even though they have so much in common, like theme and social commentary, as well as the Metascores and Oscars, they're very different movies. 'Roma' is quiet, slow, and still, giving a lo of time with the characters' emotions, whereas 'Parasite' is always moving and always entertaining but also packs an emotional punch. 'Roma' has my favorite of all the scenes of both movies but I think I'd vote for 'Parasite' overall. 
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Below are a few suggested edits. If you'd like to make the edits, they're in bold. 

The last 2 foreign films most acclaimed by critics and the public, both films won the Oscar for Best International Feature Film and their directors won the Best Director award, in 2019 and 2020 respectively. Both films try to be a portrait of the society of their countries, Mexico and South Korea respectively. Roma was in black and white and now Parasite has begun to launch limited black and white screenings. Both films also received a rating of 96 in Metascore. Which of the 2 do you prefer?

Again, this is a really good match-up. : )
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Oh, and, in the title, could you change the "Vs." to a lower-case vs.?

'Sorry for all the confusion. And thanks. 
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Thank you Rub, it's fixed
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Roma. Not even close.
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Parasite. Infinitely more rewatchable. Roma also lags a bit where Parasite is perfectly paced.
10/10 vs 8/10 (meaning Roma was very well made but whereas I didn't connect emotionally with it as much as Parasite).
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Both are about class differences, but Parasite is the rare movie with mainstream success that goes the step from mere depiction to analyzation. Roma works more with individual psychology, while Parasite is ultimately allegorical. Both are valid approaches, but the latter is more insightful and refreshing. Plus, I simply had more fun watching it, so Parasite gets my enthusiastic vote.
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Clear choice from the voters so far.
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What would be your preference, Joe?
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Parasite, by far :D