A big collection of films that might be considered as strange, mindfucking, surreal and weird. Sorted by year. Suggestions are…
I think my mask of sanity is about to slip.
A wealthy New York investment banking executive hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he escalates deeper into his illogical, gratuitous fantasies.
Driver: Do you like Mary Harron’s adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis’ American Psycho?
Snooty Film Analyst: It’s OK.
Driver: The later scenes are a little too abstract for my tastes, but when Bateman’s monologuing carries on throughout all 102 minutes, I think it really comes into its own, commercially and artistically. The whole film has a clear, crisp look, and an old sheen of consummate professionalism that really gives Andrzej Sekula’s cinematography a big boost. Mary Harron's been compared to David Fincher in the final scenes, but I think Mary has a far more bitter, cynical sense of humour.
Snooty Film Analyst: Hey, Driver.
Driver: Yes, Analyst?
Snooty Film Analyst: Why are their notes scattered around the place concerning theories…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Harold, it's Bateman, Patrick Bateman. You're my lawyer so I think you should know: I've killed a lot of people. Some girls in the apartment uptown uh, some homeless people maybe 5 or 10 um an NYU girl I met in Central Park. I left her in a parking lot behind some donut shop. I killed Bethany, my old girlfriend, with a nail gun, and some man uh some old faggot with a dog last week. I killed another girl with a chainsaw, I had to, she almost got away and uh someone else there I can't remember maybe a model, but she's dead too. And Paul Allen. I killed Paul Allen with an axe in the face, his body…
Christian Bale deserved an Oscar.
Sorry this review is so short, I have to return some videotapes.
So that was rather surprising.
The first time I watched this was not long after I had read the book. The book left me shocked, bewildered and in awe of the deeply dark and gruesome satire Brett Easton Ellis had written. It highlighted an era that focussed on self improvement, image and acquiring wealth. Ellis' novel comments on this in the most horrible way, through the completely and utterly insane Patrick Bateman. This is perhaps the shallowest and vilest protagonist I've ever come across in a novel. And he has to be as the true strength in Ellis' novel is that he condemns him and what he stands for. It is too easy to go along with the controversy surrounding…
"You're a fucking ugly bitch. I want to stab you to death, and then play around with your blood."
Well here it is, my 500th review on Letterboxd. Not to mention It's my second year on the site. Originally, I was going to review one of the films in my top four (don't ask, I still don't know which one I was going to choose), but I decided to go with something different. I decided to review American Psycho instead, which was the better choice. American Psycho is just one of those films, that never gets old. I've seen it enough times, and it gets better with each viewing.
Patrick Bateman (Christian Bale) is a young, wealthy investment banker living…
Reaction image gold mine.
Another movie where the director totally nails graphic scenes. Patrick Bateman has to be the sickest movie character ever, Bale really shows what he's good for in this flick.
I can't really say what makes me like this movie so much. The surrealism of Bateman's behavior makes you bite your nails and even has you laughing. A shame that this movie couldn't be granted a decent sequel.
"He's been compared to Elvis Costello, but i think Huey has a far more bitter, cynical sense of humor."
- Patrick Bateman
Score: 98/100 - Stay square
Impressive. Very nice.
I went to school with a boy who shared a lot of the same character traits as this guy. Kinda glad I don't have to see him anymore
Um filme que tem seus méritos e cuja exaltação por alguns é entendível, mas não me pegou.
Tem suas cenas clássicas (apesar de parecer em forçadamente inseridas para se tornarem icônicas) como as dos cartões de visita ou as citações à cultura Pop, mas mesmo assim não me entre teve muito.
Após a reviravolta final, fico na tentação de elogiá-lo, mas então lembro que dê fato eu não gostei do filme. Chato e bizarro, mas não de um jeito que contribua com a história.
Mas se pedirem pra avaliar a atuação de Christian Balé, cinco estrelas garantidas.
This is a dark, horrific and violent film that I guess is supposed to be some type of criticism and commentary on consumerism and alienation. This film reminds me of another more horrible film "Vampire's Kiss" with Nicolas Cage that was actually made in the 1980's. It becomes horribly comedic, awkward, and embarrassing. Christian Bale is an amazing actor, but I think he has shown his great acting in other films and not necessarily this one. This one he just acts crazy and normal and normal with a bit of crazy. It isn't much of a range. You can show the emptiness and alienating aspect of consumerism in better ways than this. Even the interaction with the characters outside of…
Luckily Bale's acting was great, because storyline - meh
Rich white people are the embodiment of soulless, dreary husks, and while it makes these kinds of characters work, it also causes large sections of these movies to be a genuine fucking chore.
(Also it should be said that seeing this after Gone Girl and Nightcrawler took a lot of the impact out of it. 2014 really was kind of an amazing year for anti-heroes).
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
This is my favorite dark comedy until another takes its place. Its strength is in its writing and inner monologue of a (potential?) serial killer--the satire of white-collar yuppies, of course. Too many wonderful lines and absolutely viscerally hilarious moments... is it weird of me to think him chasing a woman naked with a chainsaw as hilarious? Maybe. Always a rewatchable film.
Esta película me atrapó desde el minuto 1 con un Christian Bale de óscar en uno de sus mejores papeles: el de un psicópata asesino en serie; engreido y rico. El guión es sinceramente brillante, muy bien llevado e incluso con momentos de auténtico terror y miedo en la parte de la prostituta huyendo. La película tiene una cinematografía sofisticada, además de un vestuario muy bueno, un tracklist que al no pegar con los actos del protagonista te hacen ver lo loco y enfermo que está al hablar de dichas canciones y al realizar las auténticas masacres que lleva a cabo, la actuación de Bale sublime como ya he dicho y en general una muy buena película. Si te gustan las películas de intriga y asesinatos te va a encantar.
- A Page of Madness
- Un Chien Andalou
- L'âge d'or
- Meshes of the Afternoon
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- Morvern Callar
- Irma Vep
- Miami Blues
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For five years, film critic Scott Tobias compiled "The New Cult Canon" in a regular column for The A.V. Club…
- There Will Be Blood
- Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
- Mulholland Drive
- Children of Men
- No Country for Old Men
1. THERE WILL BE BLOOD (2007) by Paul Thomas Anderson
IMDb: 8.1 | RT: 91% || Points: 2110 | Peak:…