I think it’s time to cut our movie mini-series here because it has been going on for too long and I know that you’re probably done by now. Well, to be honest, I wouldn’ blame you if that’s the case, but if you are an eager movie fan here you go!
Aronofsky divides the crowd
Aronofsky: Disturbing Alert
Aronofsky, in general, is used to dividing his audience. Either you get out of the movie theater completely annoyed by what you saw or ecstatic but still with a lot of question marks stuck in your head. The temporary and superficial calm converges with the hysteria, providing us a shocking effect. The escalating tension causes anger and indignation.
I would recommend to you two of his movies:
- Requiem for a dream. The drug-induced utopias of four Coney Island people are shattered when their addictions run deep.
A disturbing yet intriguing film to watch about drug addiction.
- Mother! A couple’s relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence. The viewer feels as incapable as the mother feels while the events start to unfold.
The movie makes you seek out tension release so that redemption can occur. But the moment you feel like the whole situation is escalating, something unexpected happens and everything reverses. However, this is a movie worth watching.
Lanthimos: A Greek Touch in Hollywood
Whether you’re going to love Lanthimos, or you’re going to hate him (just like Aronofsky), there’s no in-between. In each and every one of his films, he succeeds in creating an unrealistic environment while making allegorical affinities and associations with his main characters. Personally, I loved all of his movies so far. So, just pick a random one and see for yourself, if it works for you or not.
Don’t let coronavirus upset you, just watch a movie instead
- Dogtooth. Three teenagers live isolated, without leaving their house because their overprotective parents say they can only leave when their dogtooth falls out.
- The Lobster takes place in a dystopian near future, where single people, according to the laws of The City, are taken to The Hotel, where they are obliged to find a romantic partner in forty-five days or are transformed into beasts and sent off into The Woods.
- The Killing of a Sacred Deer. Steven, a charismatic surgeon, is forced to make an unthinkable sacrifice after his life starts to fall apart when the behavior of a teenage boy he has taken under his wing turns sinister.
- The Favourite. In early 18th century England, a frail Queen Anne occupies the throne and her close friend, Lady Sarah, governs the country in her stead. When a new servant, Abigail, arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah.
Well, I think it’s time to sum it up eventually. You were thinking, like, ok I’ll just see some recommendations and just pick something to watch, but noo I had to make your life difficult by writing the story of my life. Sorry about that… I still hope that I helped you out a bit and made your nights less boring (especially with the coronavirus on the loose).
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And if you haven’t already read the previous parts click below:
- A movie per day keeps boredness away: Part 1
- A movie per day keeps boredness away: Part 2 (the most anticipated)
- A movie per day keeps boredness away: Part 3 (Drama Edition)
Sources used for this article:
IMDb, for the movie summaries
Pixabay, for the photos