With increasing wide genres every day, viewers’ choices of films have also widened. The films have become so polarizing that people’s opinions and reviews can not lie in the middle. Some films are widely liked by the general public but fail to make it to the Oscars and vice versa.
Therefore, here are some polarizing films which may people like or not.
In Gasper Neo’s Irreversible, Alex is feeling suffocated and wants to leave the party as soon as possible. Marcus, her new boyfriend, is far too indulgent in his vices. His drug use and coquetry appear to be out of control, which makes her uncomfortable. Pierre is her ex-boyfriend, masochistically interested in them. That makes Alex uncomfortable. Therefore, she abandons them both by leaving the party and returning home. The event that will damage and maybe terminate her life occurs on her way back, in an underground passage.
The film’s director Gaspar Noé uses kaleidoscopic cinematography to unnerve his audience right from the start. However, the viewers witness glimpses of compassion, heightening the tragedy of the final discovery.
2. Eyes Wide Shut
Dr. Bill Hartford is obsessed with having a sexually charged adventure when his wife, Alice admits to having sexual fantasies about a man she met on their vacation. He comes across an underground sexual group and attends one of their meetings, where he quickly realizes he is in over his head.
Eyes Wide Shut is a beautiful creation of Stanley Kubrick. The terrifying connection between the erotic and the anonymous is the focus of the film. It investigates the role that fantasies of strangers play in our sex lives, as well as proposes that married people, in the long run, are strangers to each other.
3. The Witch
When a farmer’s youngest son Samuel mysteriously disappears in 1630 New England, panic and despair descend on him, his wife, and their children. Thomasin is the family’s oldest daughter. Everyone blames Thomasin for Sameul’s disappearance as she was the one looking after him. With suspicion and paranoia growing, Mercy and Jonas suspect Thomasin of witchcraft, putting the clan’s faith, loyalty, and love for one another to the test.
Robbert Egger’s The Witch, on dropping its prequel as sort of Salem witch trials scares the living daylights out of the viewers. The visuals of the film are still ingrained in their minds.
The driver is a skilled Hollywood stuntman who moonlights as a criminal getaway driver. Though he has an icy exterior, he has recently warmed up to a lovely neighbor named Irene and her young son, Benicio. Irene’s husband enlists Driver’s company in a million-dollar heist after getting out of jail. The job goes horribly wrong. The Driver gets obligatory to put his life in danger in order to protect Irene and Benicio from the vengeful masterminds behind the robbery.
In Nicolas Winding Refn’s Drive, every single shot, every camera movement is there for a reason. Refn tries to tell a story through his compositions rather than through dialogue. The film is both predictable and unpredictable as a result of this effect, it contrasts sharply with Wes Anderson’s geometric perfection.
5. Amores Perros
In Mexico City, three stories collide when three very different people get involved in a fatal car accident. The first story revolves around a young man who has fallen in love with his brother’s wife. The love makes him go to any length to convince her to run away with him. The second story is about a man who has abandoned his wife and child to live with a beautiful model. However, he discovers that she is now bedridden and constantly depressed as a result of a car accident. The third story shows a hitman, realizing that he needs to do something different with his life after witnessing a car accident.
Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu’s Amores Perros demonstrates that we live in a world in which every human event is inextricably linked to every other human event. Because of the tangled time scheme and plot intersections, viewers and reviewers believe that they are acutely aware that they are watching a film in this film.