Today the protagonist of The Silence of the Lambs blows out 58 candles, twice Oscar as best actress. Here are five of his great films in streaming.
She is undoubtedly one of the great cinematic heroines of our time, Jodie Foster. Not the “badass” type and ready for action as they have been for example Sigourney Weaver or more recently Charlize Theron. On the contrary, Foster has based her career on a type of character who often starts at a disadvantage compared to the common man, who has to fight tooth and nail just to survive, not necessarily to succeed. And in doing so he discovers that he is much stronger than he thought. Over the years and with the development of a filmography full of memorable films, Jodie Foster has developed this figure of “underdog” obtaining magnificent results on a cinematic level. The five film in streaming chosen to celebrate her on her fifty-eighth birthday testify to the red film that binds almost all of her interpretations and also offers a small but tasty variant. Enjoy the reading.
Five great streaming movies starring Jodie Foster
- Taxi Driver
- The silence of the lambs
- Panic Room
- Inside Man
Taxi Driver (1976)
Very young choice by Martin Scorsese to play the underage prostitute than the protagonist Robert De Niro wants to redeem, Foster offers an impressive actress test, constantly poised between horror and innocence. The actress’s contribution to making is decisive Taxi Driver an epochal film, a distorting but true mirror of a society whose silent substratum is ever closer to disarray, at least the existential one. The tragedy of the ridiculous man Travis Bickle is staged in a hyper-realistic and enveloping way, up to a finale that explodes in all its expressive power. Palme d’Or in Cannes, four Oscar nominations including those for the film, De Niro and Foster as a supporting character. The history of cinema is written. Available on Rakuten TV, Chili, Google Play, Amazon Prime Video, NOW TV.
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Clarice Starling’s emotional fragility and iron character are the perfect counterpart to the refined madness represented by Hannibal Lecter. Jodie Foster embraces this character with a crystalline proof, transparent in its truth, and thanks also to the equally sumptuous performance of Anthony Hopkins gives us the most bewitching and terrifying duet in the history of contemporary cinema. The silence of the lambs he lives on the relationship between the two protagonists, he builds around it a livid and brutal film in its simplicity. Great directed by Jonathan Demme for an autumnal and desperate thriller, where redemption certainly does not guarantee innocence, quite the contrary. Absolute masterpiece. Available on Rakuten TV, Apple Itunes, NOW TV.
One of the most underrated films of Robert Zemeckis, a heartfelt and vibrant prayer towards the unknown, in search of a hope that goes beyond logic, faith, understanding. Contact it stands on the majestic test of a Jodie Foster once again eager to rediscover the lost affections. The first part is enigmatic and beautifully timed, the second is tight, exciting, capable of shaking the viewer’s heart. Frontier cinema that of Zemeckis, which seeks visual and narrative solutions to the great questions that human beings ask themselves. The answer does not always come, but it is in research that the human being proves his worth. Available on Rakuten TV, Chili, Google Play, Apple Itunes, TIMVision.
Panic Room (2002)
Jodie Foster and her daughter Kristen Stewart they find themselves trapped in the vault after robbers break into the house. An elegant and tense game of slaughter directed by a David Fincher free, inspired and spirited. Thick test for Foster, feverish and maternal at the same time. Panic Room revisits the Hitchcockian rules of the thriller with a truly remarkable post-modern taste, starting with the beautiful opening titles. Entertainment cinema designed and built at the highest levels, for true connoisseurs of the Seventh Art. Available on Rakuten TV, Chili, Google Play, Apple Itunes, Netflix.
Inside Man (2006)
Called by Spike Lee for one of the funniest and most refined heist-movies of this millennium, Foster allows for once in a while a role out of the lines, mellifluous and creeping at the right point. His duet with the protagonist is remarkable Denzel Washington in one of the best scenes of Inside Man, confirms that when Spike Lee wants to make films for the general public he knows exactly what to stage. A film that nevertheless does not hold back when it is necessary to uncover the rottenness that lies behind the clean facades of our economic system. Fun but with a fiery soul. As always when directing Spike … Available on Rakuten TV, Chili, Google Play, Apple Itunes, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video.
The latest Jodie Foster film that we really care to recommend is her only collaboration with Woody Allen: Shadows and fog is one of the less celebrated feature films of the New York filmmaker and yet in our opinion it represents one of his absolute masterpieces, a philosophical parable full of poetry and framed in the portentous black and white of Carlo Di Palma. Foster plays a soft-hearted prostitute in a 1920s European city brothel. Great cinema.