2 Best Movies to Watch by Souleymane Sy Savane

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A fast-paced thriller, and "actually dangerous" movie as envisioned by its directors, Good Time is about a bank robbery gone wrong and one brother trying to get his other brother out of jail in its aftermath. It's a deep and fast dive into New York's criminal underworld that will not give you the time to catch a single full breath. The rhythm here is, without exaggeration, unlike anything I've seen before. It's anxiety-inducing and very... primal. Incredible work featuring a career-pivoting performance from Robert Pattinson as the loose criminal that will do literally anything in the pursuit of seeing his brother free.

Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller

Actor: Barkhad Abdi, Ben Safdie, Benny Safdie, Buddy Duress, Cliff Moylan, Craig muMs Grant, Dorothi Fox, Edgar Morais, Eloisa Santos, George Lee Miles, Gladys Mathon, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Laurence Blum, Lucas Elliot Eberl, Mahadeo Shivraj, Megan Dodd, Michael McClard, Michael Shershenovich, Necro, Peter Linari, Peter Verby, Rachel Black, Ratnesh Dubey, Robert Clohessy, Robert Pattinson, Rose Gregorio, Roy James Wilson, Saida Mansoor, Sebastian Bear-McClard, Shaun Rey, Souleymane Sy Savane, Taliah Webster

Director: Ben Safdie, Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie, Joshua Safdie

Rating: R

There are horrors in the world that people have faced, and if they survive, they live with the trauma for a long, long time. But what happens when the perpetrator of that trauma has moved on? What happens when they resolve to be better, and pursue a different path? Our Father, the Devil is a psychological drama where an African refugee has to deal with seeing the warlord that once destroyed her entire village, but it unfolds in such a unique way, with the riveting Babetida Sadjo living a split life between her chef and caretaking career in the day, and being tormented by the past at night. It’s a fascinating portrait, one that we haven’t seen in a while, of a traumatized refugee granted the rare opportunity to exact retribution.

Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Actor: Babetida Sadjo, Franck Saurel, Jennifer Tchiakpe, Martine Amisse, Souleymane Sy Savane

Director: Ellie Foumbi

Rating: NR