Bula has put together a list of ten films released in the past two breathtaking years, available in the Netflix catalog. The chosen features are of different genres, but they have something in common: they present curious and engaging plots, which leave the viewer anxious for the outcome. In addition, all stand out for their quality and were well-evaluated by expert critics. Among those selected are the suspense “O Diabo de Cada Dia” (2020), by Antonio Dias; the documentary “The Network Dilemma” (2020), by Jeff Orlowski; and the drama “Trama Fantasma” (2018), directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. The titles are organized according to the year of release.
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On the morning of her 16th birthday, Enola Holmes discovers that her mother has disappeared without a trace. After a free and loving childhood, she is under the care of her brothers, who threaten to send her to boarding school. Determined to find her mother, Enola flees to London, where she discovers a major conspiracy behind the disappearance. She becomes a brilliant detective, surpassing the famous brother, Sherlock Holmes.
The documentary presents the case of the more than 150 gymnasts of the United States team that were sexually abused by the team's doctor, Larry Nassar. He was sentenced to 175 years in prison in 2018 after 89 athletes testified against him in court. In addition to some of the victims, the production also interviews journalists who were involved in the investigation of the crimes.
Despite having doubts about their relationship, a young woman travels to meet her boyfriend's parents, Jake. Upon arriving at their farm, she begins to feel strange and finds the in-laws' behavior bizarre. But in spite of this, she cannot leave, as a snowstorm hits the region. Stuck on the spot, she starts to question everything she thought about her boyfriend and herself.
The story takes place in the 1960s, in a rural Ohio community, and follows several peculiar characters who were affected by the war in different ways. Chief among them, Willard Russell, is a veteran tormented for failing to save his wife from death. His son, Arvin Eugene, grows up trying to become a good man, but ends up being hit by the violence that dominates the city.
This documentary explores the dangerous impact of social networks on civilization. Technology experts and former Silicon Valley employees, some of them creators of the main applications and tools, show how these media have a negative influence on human relationships and behavior. According to the interviewees, there is no privacy on the internet: all users are monitored.
In Madrid, a serial killer scares the population, killing unknown people who apparently have no connection. But the crimes seem to be inspired by comic books. Cosme, the best detective in town, is responsible for investigating the case with David, a younger police officer. For that, they count on the help of Jorge, a nerd in love with comics, and the delegate Norma, who is a cosplay fan.
The documentary gathers the footage of Craig, a man who, debilitated by adrenal fatigue, started to dive into an icy underwater forest in Africa. As the cold water invigorated him, he started filming his underwater forays, especially an octopus that caught his eye. Visiting the den of the animal every day, he gained the trust of the octopus, making an unlikely new friendship.
Based on the Facebook scandals in 2018, when it was discovered that the company had passed data on 87 million users without permission, the documentary discusses how personal information is being used to create cultural and political wars around the world. The subject is addressed by several experts, including Brittany Kaiser, former business director at Cambridge Analytica, a company involved in the Facebook case.
Christine McPherson is a teenager who lives in Sacramento, California, and calls herself "Lady Bird". She is in her last year of high school and says that her dream is to enter a prestigious university, preferably in a big city, and to leave Sacramento. But, Christine's family faces many financial difficulties and her mother says she will not support her in moving.
In the 1950s, Reynolds Woodcock is a renowned stylist who works alongside his sister, Cyril, to dress up big names in the British elite. His inspiration comes from women who come and go in his life constantly. But, everything changes when he meets the intelligent waitress Alma, who becomes his muse and lover. Despite loving Woodcock, Alma does not accept his systematic and aggressive way.