3º – Mother (Darren Aronofsky, 2017)The arrival of uninvited guests brings unpleasant things to a couple’s relationship, resulting in a spiral of madness and the introduction of the importance of the inexorable figure of time. Possessing a strong and challenging story, ‘Mother’ is a journey without return to the psyche of a character tormented by his own decisions in the world. A great film that fits among the great ones of the last years.
2º – The Killing of a Sacred Deer (Yorgos Lanthimos, 2017)A respectful doctor nurtures a strange friendly relationship with a mysterious teenager. The plot gains its strength when that doctor’s family begins to fall ill without explanation and that mysterious teenager brings to light dark secrets from the past. As crazy as all the other films by the brilliant Greek filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos, ‘The Killing of a Sacred Deer’ uses a slow pace to tell his story. Little by little, we discover the real motivations of each character contained in the film, as well as we formulate our own theories for what is pulsing on screen. A great film that, it’s worth saying, is not recommended for all audiences.
1º – Candyman (Bernard Rose, 1992)A young journalism student decides to investigate a legend in a deprived neighborhood. Instead, she will realize that the decision to mess with such a legend was extremely mistaken, seeing her life put at risk. ‘Candyman’ enters this list through the impeccable construction of atmosphere in the neighborhood of Cabrini-Green, a place in a state of putrefaction, sheltering decadent and sad life forms. A work of terror that deserves to be tasted with caution by fans of the genre.