Making deals with the devil – thrilling, intense, fascinating.
|99 Homes is the best film ever made about the housing crisis. It combines the reality (banks foreclosing on homes) with real emotion (option-less people both heartbreakingly giving up and being pushed to their violent limits) surrounding a story about a ruthless villain turning a down-on-his-luck victim into a rising star using the basic film formula of descent-into-madness. It is both a taut, entertaining, comedic thriller and emotional family drama. Or arguably, a Greek tragedy.||2014 |
Directed by: Ramin Bahrani
Screenplay by: Ramin Bahrani, Amir Naderi
Starring: Andrew Garfield, Michael Shannon