7º – Nightcrawler (Dan Gilroy, 2014)An unemployed man finds a job as an amateur cameraman for a television station. As he begins to carry out his new routines of work, the man finds himself increasingly obsessed by the meanders of the images he captures, breaking with his moral constructions of yesteryear. ‘Nightcrawler’ is unretouchable from the first to the last scene, exposing the viewer to a powerful and irresistible plot. A unique atmospheric suspense, placing itself among the best of this century.
6º – Dogtooth (Yorgos Lanthimos, 2009)Living isolated from society by their parents since birth, three teenage siblings guide their lives by different habits and meanings in their lives. What is disturbing about the film is how the human animal is flexible in its cognitive construction. Pearl of Greek cinema.
5º – Submarino (Thomas Vinterberg, 2010)Exposing the tragic destinies of two brothers after a remarkable event in their childhood, ‘Submarino’ is consolidated as a cold film. We will have a cadenced rhythm being brought by its director, leaving all the dramatic load for its decisive moments, when some beautiful takes lead many spectators to tears.
4º – Green Room (Jeremy Saulnier, 2015)A rock band of bars agrees to work in a bar in the middle of a small forest, inhabited by the lowest meander in society. Instead, they play their songs, but feel a strange atmosphere around them. Everything goes well until the band’s farewell with the organizers of the event, when one of the members happens to witness, by mere chance, a bizarre scene of a murder. Now, all the members of the band, with the imminent decision of the organizers to kill them because of the discovery, can lock themselves in a small room in the bar. We will spend the 95 minutes of the film following this apparently lost fight for the survival of the rock group. Following the nickname of masterpiece, ‘Greem Room’ deserved a much greater recognition than it has today. A film that uses only extreme resolutions for each plan given to the spectator. Nothing here walks through the traditional genres of suspense and terror. Everything is a surprise. And, it is worth saying, one of the best. An unforgettable film. That typical film that remains in our throat even long after it’s finished, bothering us through the tortuous paths of the central characters. It’s still worth mentioning the unforgettable performances of Anton Yelchin and Patrick Stewart.
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