8º – King of New York (Abel Ferrara, 1990)An important mobster is released from prison, reconnecting with important figures from his past. However, his time away from his activities would alter the form of that social compendium act, making the instance of man’s power somewhat questionable. ‘King of New York’ is cold in his decisions, never separating himself from his cadenced rhythm to unleash scenes. In this excellent work by Abel Ferrara, Christopher Walken assumes the central character, achieving one of his great career performances.
7º – Point Break (Kathryn Bigelow, 1991)In the plot, an FBI agent infiltrates a gang of surfers suspected of several bank robberies. The film gains its dynamism as the agent begins to feel empathy for some of the gang members and starts a romance, putting his primary goal at risk. ‘Point Break’ is an action film with fragments little used by the genre, raising a plot that moves quickly and frantically, gaining its nostalgic space in the heads of several lovers of the seventh art. The film also brings the remarkable partnership between Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze.
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