7º – Our Souls at Night (Ritesh Batra, 2017)A lonely elderly man’s life is completely changed when his lonely neighbor offers him an experience to put aside the figure of loneliness. Together, both will form a beautiful bond, rediscovering many of the pleasures common to existence. ‘Our Souls at Night’ is a pearl, bringing us a sweet story about the meanders of old age. The film still has nothing less than Robert Redford and Jane Fonda commanding the central characters, both with irreproachable performances.
6º – Hold the Dark (Jeremy Saulnier, 2018)A writer of books on nature receives a cry for help from a mother who had had her son taken by wolves in a small icy town. Surprisingly responding to the request, the man goes to the place and starts a hunt for wolves in search of an answer to what had happened. However, everything he will discover goes far beyond what he was prepared for. ‘Hold the Dark’ is an average suspense. His initial proposal and his first 20 minutes work by completely capturing the attention of those watching, with a fascinating mystery atmosphere. However, after this period, the work ends up giving more and more absurd answers, diminishing much of the initial brightness.
5º – Mute (Duncan Jones, 2018)In the plot, located in the near future, a mute man starts a search for a missing person, entering a rotten reality of the world. ‘Mute’ nourishes positive and negative moments, calling the attention of his spectator by his beautiful and irresistible futuristic scenarios.
4º – Like Father (Lauren Miller Rogen, 2018)After being abandoned at the altar by her fiancé, a woman in her thirties, shrouded in an inexorable obsession with her work, ends up receiving a visit from her father after several decades. After a night of drunkenness with him, she wakes up on a large holiday cruise that should be her honeymoon trip. Together, father and daughter will learn more about each other’s lives, discuss past events, and also glimpse outlets for their present concerns. A common comedy with a motivational aura, ‘Like Father’ is that traditional “feel good movie”, giving the viewer extremely fun moments that are never forced.
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