2º – In the Name of the Father (Jim Sheridan, 1993)A young man is coerced by the authorities to admit to participation in an IRA attack in the city where he lives after suffering various physical and psychological tortures, resulting in his and his father’s imprisonment. ‘In the Name of the Father’ is a film that demands a lot from its viewer, evidencing an emotionally heavy plot. The film also brings the opportunity to see one of the most powerful performances of the 1990s.
1º – There Will Be Blood (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2007)Located at the beginning of the 20th century, the plot presents the life story, its rise to success and overthrow of madness, of a man incapable of nurturing consistent social relations. ‘There Will Be Blood’ is about a man driven solely by greed for power and hatred towards others. Directed by the great Paul Thomas Anderson, the work is allocated among the great films of the cinema. Everything here is impeccable. And, as if that were not enough, the film still gives us the greatest male performance in film history. Here we will see a completely transformed Daniel Day-Lewis, ruling an inexorable intensity during the almost three hours of film.
Credits: Cinefilia Incandescente