For this week I have decided to look back and pick my top 5 favorite films that I have reviewed. That way I can try and convince you to watch them one more time. Lets just get right into it, shall we?
- “Snowpiercer” — This post-apocalyptic film takes you on the ride of your life. “Snowpiercer” is refreshingly original, but also builds the suspense you want in a thriller. Civilization is contained to a single train that is divided by class: poor in the back, while the rich are in front. The story of the rebellion within the train is deep and will keep you thinking. Starring Chris Evans from “Captain America,” this film has a straightforward message and also does what movies are supposed to do: entertain.
- “Biutiful”– This is the story of a single father of two children trying to get his life together while escaping the underground crime world in Barcelona. The film is an example of art on the silver screen and is amazingly beautiful and powerful.
- “I Saw the Devil” falls in at my number three slot, and believe me, these last three were hard to order. This film is one of my favorites on or off Netflix. “I Saw the Devil” is a Korean film from 2010 directed by the visionary Kin ji-woon. This is a classic revenge movie with a new twist of a psychological horror film, where you are rooting for the one you should be running from. The story follows a cop whose fiancé is murdered by a deranged killer. Many movie critics call this film a dangerous game of cat and mouse in which the line of good and evil is fading away. I will warn that if you can’t handle violence or you get squeamish, this is not the film for you. But if you can handle it — or especially if you like it — this is a must-see.
- ”The Babadook” this has become one of the best films I have ever seen. The story is of a kid who gets haunted by a book; the movie will slowly pull you in, and you will feel like you are in danger right next to him. His mom suffers from depression after her husband’s violent death, and struggles to discipline her son. I can’t even tell you how much I loved this film: I can only say go watch it.
- “The Good, the Bad, the Weird” takes the number one slot. This Kim Jee-woon film is the reason I wanted to see “I Saw the Devil.” The crazy tale of two outlaws and one bounty hunter takes you on a silly and amazingly entertaining journey. The film starts with a train that has all three members on it and quickly moves into a chase between the three of them, taking you from the train to slums to deserts. The film has a great twist at the end, and as many times as I’ve watch it, I’m still always glued to the screen to figure out what’s going to happen. No matter how many times you’ve heard a blockbuster promise to deliver the thrill ride of the summer, you won’t find a faster and more exciting ride than this.
Please be sure to give these films a shot. I promise they won’t let you down.