The film Roma directed by Alfonso Cuarón gained critical acclaim when it was released in 2018. What is different about this art film is that it was released on the streaming platform Netflix. The film's reception exposes a tension at the heart of contemporary cinephilia that results from the challenges and opportunities that streaming services pose to art cinema. The film Roma challenges our idea of what auteur cinema is and the definition of contemporary cinephilia. Taking Roma as a point of departure, I analyse four scenes of the film and identify the auteur characteristics of Cuarón’s film. With the literature review on traditional cinephilia, auteur theory and film reception, I assess how this director fits in today’s landscape. Finally, I argue that the directors’ participation with Netflix legitimises the streaming platform as a venue for watching art cinema.