A big collection of films that might be considered as strange, mindfucking, surreal and weird. Sorted by year. Suggestions are…
Change the way you look at the world.
Prot is a patient at a mental hospital who claims to be from a far away Planet. His psychiatrist tries to help him, only to begin to doubt his own explanations.
I gave this film 1 star as a punishment rather than leave it unrated, all because it is obviously a remake or if not that then a re-imagining of Man Facing Southeast, and yet there is no credit at all anywhere in the film to indicate this. In fact, the makers of the film expressly denied having ever heard of Man Facing Southeast. With such an original story, that is highly unlikely. There is very little that I find more disgusting than stealing like this. All they had to do was add a credit.
From the moment it begins the audience are engrossed within Iain Softley's fascinating, fully involving science fiction mystery. This sensitive story, adapted from Gene Brewer’s novel, follows an intriguing man who seeks to convince a psychiatrist that he is in fact an alien named Prot from a distant planet K-PAX.
It’s a gentle, yet powerful film that captivates the audience through the power of its storytelling alone. The constantly evolving, fully involving narrative drives towards a rewarding conclusion. There are several unexplained inconsistencies, the unfortunate consequence of such a complex science fiction narrative, but none are significant enough to sour this truly heartwarming experience.
Kevin Spacey’s central performance is one of his finest, but it’s more understated than the typical…
Amazing story, Kevin Spacey is brilliant as always.
K-PAX. I came across the poster for it on some recent internet travels, and it stopped me dead in my tracks. Looking at it filled me with vitriol, instantly. “That's right,” I thought. “The movie where Spacey's an alien and eats a banana with the peel on. I saw that when it came out. Look at Spacey being smug on that poster. How dare they?” I had to see this film again.
I can't believe anybody let them get away with this shit. That was my takeaway, re-watching it now. In 2001, ‘K-PAX’ was gently received and faded away slowly, but it should have gone straight in the trash. Before I start, though, we need to talk about the poster,…
A very intelligent movie, unlike most.
Awesome film. Just finished watching it for the second time. Fantastic and original story, great acting and directing. An interesting and thought provoking film which manages to be funny, clever, and emotionally engaging.
this film starts so well, but ends up ruining a great premise, with a random murder plot. ugh, almost good.
Kevin Spacey plays this guy who's all like "I'm so super cool and the planet I come from is so much cooler than Earth. You don't even know how cool it is. And how cool I am, because I'm from there." He wears sunglasses to really cement in your mind how much of a cool guy he is. But then you find out that maybe he really is human, but maybe he's not, ooh wow mystery. Jeff Bridges is really patient about the whole thing except for when Spacey climbs a tree, because being smug and wearing sunglasses AND sitting in a tree was just going too far. Anyway, SPOILER ALERT: the movie never stops messing with you about whether he's really an alien or not. It's like a modern-day "Harvey" (in other words, it's really predictable).
Also man oh man did David Patrick Kelly get old, but I bet he doesn't get typecast as the weaselly bad guy anymore.
Starts out well enough, but seem to dip in the middle when Prote is strangely susceptible to hypnotism, yet huge doses of mind bending drugs do nothing what so ever!
We also find that "Seeing" in ultraviolet light is quickly put on the back burner, and disregarded.
In reality this would obviously mean Prote IS in fact an alien!
So, although muddled at times, the good parts are good but the dated parts are awful!
Could've been better all round
Sure I can tell you that today I listened to the Firewater album and saw
"K-Pax," but these are just sorted facts. Facts that in 60 years I can’t tell my grandkids. You think they’ll care that I saw "K-Pax" on October 26th? Do you think "K-Pax" will even be around in 60 years? (I saw it, trust me it won’t).
I've read reviews of this film describing it as "smart" and commenting that the viewer was "engrossed". I had to laugh. Were they being serious? Spacey and Bridges are both good, admittedly, but it just felt so mediocre. I was interested at times, but it never lived up to anything.
La forma de contarlo es demasiado chorra para tomarla en serio, porque no puedo con ciencia ficción sobre extraterrestres que vienen a aleccionarnos desde su supuesta superioridad moral y menos aún con los dramas sentimentaloides carentes de sutileza. Al menos Spacey y Bridges tienen química cuando comparten escena.
K Pax has aged well, but it's starting to turn.
The essentiel 90's movie. A story that movie that should have lasted 1h20 ends up lasting about two hours.
The music has aged terribly, the small timid piano and over echoed glockenspiel really remind you that the movie isn't that good.
There are problems in the story line such as Prote is not affected by certain mind controlling drugs and yet is susceptible to hypnotism. A scene that must have been hard to play and watch for both actors.
The panorama's of the city are useless and gaudy.
Yet, K Pax is such a cool film. Kevin Spacey's character is portrayed as cool, because he's a supposedly a nut job…
K-PAX has a pretty intriguing setup and fortunately, the film lives up to it pretty well. The story is that a psychiatrist is given a patient who claims to be an alien from the planet K-PAX, and who has knowledge that not only seems impossible for any average person to know, but also begins to sound very convincing the more that time passes. K-PAX's biggest success is the way it handles the story. Kevin Spacey plays the "alien" Prot and Jeff Bridges plays the psychiatrist, and the numerous scenes and inherent conversations between the two of them are pretty riveting, because they walk that fine line involving the question of Prot's validity. It raises convincing arguments for both sides, and…
- A Page of Madness
- Un Chien Andalou
- L'âge d'or
- Meshes of the Afternoon
- Dead Man's Letters
- The Ugly Swans
- Morel's Invention
- The Man from Earth
I'm posting this list earlier than normal as I'm not sure I'll be around much next week.
For the purposes…
- Pulp Fiction
- Fight Club
- Blade Runner
- The Big Lebowski
- The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of…