Recently, I've become aware that certain films are able to transcend the medium by being completely self-assured in their atmospheres…
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…
"Sometimes I doubt your commitment to Sparkle Motion."
Donnie Darko is a modern masterpiece! Richard Kelly’s take on time travel is quite ingenious, bold and gripping, leaving the film open to several interpretations. Ultimately, it is a dark tale of sacrifice with some ambitious concepts involving time loops, relativity and worm holes. The unique visuals are very stimulating and the story is so meticulously crafted that every detail can be of utmost importance when you attempt to connect all the dots by the end. Not only the film works as a truly fascinating sci-fi, it also makes for a very entertaining as well as captivating watch. There isn’t a single dull or disposable scene here and you are always completely hooked by the mysterious events that surround Donnie.…
"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.
oh boy we got an interesting one here ladies and gentlemen. let me introduce you all to Richard Kelly´s brain child Donnie Darko. A dark and confusing tale involving teenage angst, demonic bunnies and the end of the world, what more could you want from a movie? but is it any good? well lets see the story.
Since i don't want to spoil the VERY perplexing plot i´ll give you the most basic of resumes. Donnie Darko is a troubled teenager in high school, who one day is contacted by a guy in a really creepy bunny outfit called Frank, who tells him that the world will end in exactly 28 days, 6 hours, 42 minutes and 12 seconds, and…
Donnie Darko: "Why are you wearing that stupid bunny suit?"
Frank: "Why are you wearing that stupid man suit?"
Here is yet another film that I took forever to see. Donnie Darko is considered by many to be a modern classic, and I can see why. It's a film that makes you think. I myself did not love the film, but I really liked it. There is a loy of great stuff in it and it has a strange tone to it, which I liked. The driving force of the film is the performance of a young Jake Gyllenhaal. I don't see anyone else pulling off this role like he did. He was just great. Also the ending was amazing and will stay with me for a long time to come. 8/10
This was an interesting movie. I'd highly recommend it.
Another weird movie...
Well I guess its just a weird sunday for me :3
After you figure out the Tangent Universe and Primary Universe and whatever happened in the movie. You will realise it is a masterpiece.
Definitely another cult movie :)
Not for everyone
You kidding me this movie is perfect no questions asked. Jake G can suck my fuck if you know what I mean HAHA YEAAAAA
Jap. Still THAT good.
I was more afraid of the fucking bunny then i was enjoying movie
Quirky and original. Great storytelling.
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- Spring Breakers
- A Field in England
- A Page of Madness
- Un Chien Andalou
- L'âge d'or
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A big collection of films that might be considered as strange, mindfucking, surreal and weird. Sorted by year. Suggestions are…
- Citizen Kane
- 2001: A Space Odyssey
- Tokyo Story
- The Rules of the Game