Some love it, some hate it, but I figured we might as well have the IMDb list here. Since it's…
Dark. Darker. Darko.
A troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a large bunny rabbit that manipulates him to commit a series of crimes, after narrowly escaping a bizarre accident.
When it's your birthday you get your favorite supper, your favorite tipple, birthday sex and the pick of what to watch on the television. For me it was a lovely birthday and of course the movie of choice was my all time favorite "Donnie Darko".
I saw this for the first time back in 2002 and couldn't get it out of my head for weeks. It had an unusual effect on me. I've seen thousands of films, but rarely has one lingered quite so much on my conscience. Without doubt a "cult film", this had so many different theories as to what it was really all about, it would make your head spin.In truth I became a little obsessed. I…
"Why are you wearing that stupid bunny suit?"
"Why are you wearing that stupid man suit?"
For what seems like the hundredth time, a movie has broken my brain. And it feels brilliant.
Up until now, this was simply 'the creepy rabbit movie' in my mind. Of course it's still partly that, just with the phrase 'simply amazing' added to the front of it. Because, well, it just is. There's that opening, presenting a seemingly normal scene but still managing to give you the feeling that something is definitely going to happen, then manages to keep up the almost sinister camerawork throughout, resulting in some more beautifully shot scenes. Aided of course by that fantastic soundtrack and a brilliant script…
A mini masterpiece.
One of the most beautiful films ever made.
If I ever have advice for anyone, it would be to never watch the Directors Cut. Half of Donnie Darko's brilliance is its weirdness and ambiguity. It should never need to be fully explained.
The other half of Donnie Darko's brilliance is that frankly unbelievable performance from Jake Gyllenhaal.
To this day, it is still one of the best films I have ever seen in the cinema. It made 2001 a great year. Despite being unemployed..
This was so weird! And I mean that as a compliment. Like woah, that was some trippy stuff going on. Still trying to figure out what just happened.
"Sometimes I doubt your commitment to Sparkle Motion."
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Sottovalutato intricatissimo film che ha consacrata un interprete non meno apprezzabile come Jake Gyllenhaal.
"Why are you wearing that stupid man suit?"
Psuedointellectual drivel that's meaninglessly convoluted, edgy, and angsty, requiring outside reading to even grasp the plot.
I loved it.
There is a kind of movie that calls out not merely to be experienced but to be solved. The plot coils back on itself in intriguing mind puzzles, and moviegoers send bewildering e-mails to one another, explaining it. Two weeks ago brought “Mulholland Drive,” which has inspired countless explanations, all convincing, none in agreement, and now here is “Donnie Darko,” the story of a teenage boy who receives bulletins about the future from a large and demonic rabbit.
The film stars Jake Gyllenhaal, from “October Sky,” as Donnie Darko, a high school student whose test scores are “intimidating,” whose pose is to be likable and sardonic at once, and who occasionally forgets to take his medication, for unspecified but possibly…
Brilhante, um filme pra mudar quem ver. Nunca tinha visto algo assim antes (além de ganhar muitos pontos pela trilha sonora).
I thought I liked this more the first time I saw it. Might need another watch so I can make up my mind...
Up until reading some reviews on letterboxd, I always thought that the directors cut was considered the better version. There seems to be some talk that the original cut was better because of how much more ambiguous it left the movie, maybe it's just me but I feel I'd still prefer the directors version if it explained it more. Although I'm pretty bad at following a story if it's confusing, so I'd need the full explanation.
Donnie Darko is a weird one though, the first time I saw it I remember not being too fond of it (probably because I was confused as to what I had just watched). On a re-watch I enjoyed it a lot more,…
Donnie Darko is such a class on its own that it's difficult to categorize. It's got the gloomy surrealism of David Lynch, and captures the atmosphere of the 1980s so well that it could have been a production from that era. The dark, fatalistic atmosphere, adolescent romance and interesting time travel theory makes it complete. A valuable gem, in my humble opinion.
A kawaii usagi
- The Shawshank Redemption
- The Godfather
- The Godfather: Part II
- Pulp Fiction
- The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
- Donnie Darko
- Morvern Callar
- Irma Vep
- Miami Blues
- Babe: Pig in the City
For five years, film critic Scott Tobias compiled "The New Cult Canon" in a regular column for The A.V. Club…
- Citizen Kane
- 2001: A Space Odyssey
- The Rules of the Game
- Tokyo Story
Another year, another update. 2012 List can be found here.
The following is a really extensive and great list of…