Don't the title of the list explain it well enough? This is a list of 200+ quality "short" films. Easy…
You can't escape yourself
Jake Gyllenhaal reteams with PRISONERS director Denis Villeneuve in this sexy and mind bending thriller. Adam Bell is a glum professor who has grown disinterested by his ordinary life. When Adam discovers a man who appears to be his double, the identical men meet and their lives become bizarrely and hauntingly intertwined. Gyllenhaal is transfixing playing both roles, journeying through a world both familiar and strange. The film’s final and unnerving image will not be soon forgotten by audiences. In the end, only one man can survive.
"Chaos is order yet undeciphered."
Well, that was a mind fuck if there ever was one. I don't think I can remember having left a theater so confused before. I turned to the man next to me, who I noticed had also gone to see the same film, and noticed that he was shaking his head. "What did you think of it?," I asked him. "Not good... not good at all." And I totally understood where he was coming from, because who could have been prepared for a film (or an ending, for that matter) like that?
Yet I was not on the same page; I loved Enemy. I LOVED it. Maybe it has to do with my appreciation for…
It's difficult to articulate the skin-crawling, bone-chilling and spine-tingling aura of Denis Villeneuve's Enemy. In the full 90 minutes, we cross and recross the emotional spectrum all the while mesmerised by the films surreal tone and eeriness. Mystifying to all upon first inspection, the film was never intended for lethargic audiences. It was intended for the analytical and inquisitive who constantly and passionately congregate the clues in an attempt to solve the bamboozling riddle. I, myself, may not have unlocked all of Enemy's secrets, but I knew I was in the company of a masterpiece. An innovative, spellbinding, and horrifying masterpiece.
If you look at Enemy from one perspective, you may perceive a gripping thriller delineating two people who physically…
Another incredible effort from Denis Villeneuve! Enemy is a very unique, intriguing and puzzling journey, having a brilliant performance from Jake Gyllenhaal. I was captivated by the story and the way it takes unexpected turns as it progresses. I just love when a movie is packed with interesting symbolisms and ambiguous characters. Once you realize the truth behind the two identical individuals, you understand it’s a story that explores mainly the reluctance to commitment. Jake Gyllenhaal shows great intensity in playing two very different characters, being quite memorable here. Villeneuve is quickly becoming of my favorite working directors nowadays and I can hardly wait to see what he’ll come up with next.
The quote from José Saramago's novel The Double, from which Enemy, is based reads, "Chaos is order yet undeciphered". My first thought was to keep it in the back of my mind for later, so naturally forgetful I wrote it down. With the reaction to Denis Villeneuve's Enemy as strong as it has been I was expecting either the next Inception (or, "hey, that was really great, but what's all the complexity fuss?") or a true mind-boggling puzzle. The key to finding out what it is, however, is right in that quote.
Enemy is that chaos demanding to be deciphered. It's a puzzle that only half arranges itself, waiting for its viewers to do the rest of the work in…
Enemy plays out like the cinematic equivalent of a nightmare. There’s a real sense of dread throughout and at times it feels very subdued. Combined with the slow-building nature of the film this is the kind of film that requires patience, but this makes the few moments where the movie explodes far more impactful than they would be otherwise, including an ending that is so sudden it might just be the scariest ending to a movie I’ve ever seen.
Plot-wise there are a few twists and turns to keep you interested but ultimately the film is far more interested in its exploration of the split psyche and the duality of human nature that it inevitably disregards plot in favor of…
Just last September, Denis Villeneuve's english language debut Prisoners was released to theatres. So naturally, it was a surprise to me that he would come back so quick with another film. And, while I believe Prisoners to be a quality film, and one of the better ones of 2013, it was a rather conventional film. It followed the conventions of an ordinary thriller, but was propelled due to its magnificent ensemble cast, and beautiful cinematography. With this, the story, while following a linear structure, was haunting too.
Yet, when I saw Enemy, I was stunned. This is a different film, unlike any that I've seen before. While Villeneuve…
Compliqué au premier visionnage... mérite d'être revu une ou plusieurs fois.
Film très travaillé, on peut se rendre compte de l'énorme palette de jeux de Jake Gyllenhaal (le film a été tourné en même temps que "Prisoners"), énorme acteur.
I've never heard so many "what the fucks" after a movie before. Everyone talked about it afterwards and it personally kept me up for hours
Genuinely bizarre and unnerving. There's a simplicity here that belies the strange quirks of the film. Tossed away lines and moments that seem to hint at more, bubbling ever so quietly just off screen, out of reach. An experience I won't easily forget and one I'm sure I will need to revisit to fully comprehend.
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I need to revisit Enemy sometime – I was interrupted by surprise guests (that sounds unsettling in the context of talking about this movie, doesn’t it?) and it took me a while to get back into the movie’s low-key, menacing wavelength. If you’ve already seen it, this article seems like a pretty solid interpretation of what the movie was up to, though I was too unnerved by the movie, about what happens when a college professor spots his exact double in a movie, to really analyze it. Based on a novel by José Saramago, Enemy seems like it might be oppressively ponderous at first, but director Dennis Villneuve uses the deliberate pacing to build a creeping sense of paranoia that…
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Surprisingly smart thriller that was possibly too clever for me as i had never read the book, very ambiguous and challenging, definitely needs a re-watch.
A Lynchian/Cronenbergian mysterious thriller in which Jake Gyllenhall's Adam Bell meets his doppelganger. The mood is always mysterious and dark, oblique in a satisfying way and the ending has had me thinking all day long which is something that I appreciate. Not sure I'll ever work the film out though. Its the type of film that could reveal its ridiculousness on a re watch or reveal a near masterpiece, I am as of yet undecided
Male-pattern domestic abuse
Rape culture - Women's bodies and sexuality presented as the property of men
That lacked a lot of sense
- My Neighbor Totoro
- Grave of the Fireflies
- Final Cut - Ladies & Gentlemen
- For All Mankind
- Only God Forgives
- Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
- Spring Breakers
- A Field in England
Recently, I've become aware that certain films are able to transcend the medium by being completely self-assured in their atmospheres…
- Under the Skin
- Tropical Malady
- Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
- Inland Empire
Many favorites, as well as a small handful of films that I don't care for... in no particular order (1960-2014).