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.
“It's a shallow life that doesn't give a person a few scars.”
Our past and our mind are conjoined twins, teleporting thoughts and emotions back forth instantaneously, throughout our lifetime via their inseverable binding. Their time of birth is a few nanoseconds apart and even though they continue to co-exist from that moment on, they become fully cognizant of each other's significance and their mutual reliance only several years later. Our past is bestrewn with sweet, bittersweet and traumatic memories. It is an unchangeable, unavoidable record of occurrences, out of which the most prominent reverberations remain permanently etched in our minds, forever ready to be summoned at a moment's notice to affect us. These protuberant memories continually chisel our present…
The emotionally resonant ending of this film is kind of ruined now that upon this viewing of it I recognised the very young Aaron Paul appearing in its final thirty seconds as a diminutive figurant with one negligible line - that made me chuckle in disbelief. The plot of K-PAX somewhat resembles that of The Man from Earth, which I watched earlier this week, as both films revolve around a character that convincingly claims to be different from the rest of mankind (a 14.000-year-old who never died in the latter, an alien from the planet K-PAX in the former). The difference between the two movies is that K-PAX drools much less on the concept itself and only engages in a…
I travel light.
K-PAX is a beautiful movie with twist and turns that can be interpreted in many ways.
Kevin Spacey does an amazing performance and makes the movie his own. Spacey manages to be do the best peformance in this movie despite having a faceless expression but he turns that to his favor by making the strong scenes stronger.
But Spacey isn't the only one who makes this movie great
the camerawork is fantastic with clever use of the light in both from a apperance and story standpoint.
The movies have alot of great scenes between Spacey and Birdges that can be dramatic but also really funny.
I see many mixed opinons about this movie and I can understand people that don't like it because some characters are used way to little but despite that I thought the movie was great!
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.
The most interesting thing about K-PAX - and maybe the only interesting thing - is that while it has one set of events there are two narratives. (In the vocabulary of the Russian Formalists the film has one syuzhet, but two fabulas.) This is unusual. Prot (Kevin Spacey) is picked up by the police: he claims to be an alien from the planet K-PAX...so he is sent to a hospital where Jeff Bridges becomes his psychiatrist. So, there are two understandings: 1) Spacey is an alien; 2) Spacey has undergone some traumatic event that has forced him to create a detailed fantasy world to block out the trauma. The first is a science fiction film, the second is a 'psychological…
I missing the more ET element of this film. If you suddenly start explaining solar systems that no one has ever been able to explain, you'd surely be arrested/detainedand certainly not allowed to hang out in a mental institution.
Also what kind of a budget does the Manhattan Psych institute have? From my calculations they're spending an insane (ha) amount per patient.
Tried to do an in-jokey double feature for a friend returning to facebook after a week-long ban but only made it through one of the two movies before being distracted by the Cubs winning the World Series.
Anyway, rewatching this movie for the first time in over a decade, it's clearly "Forrest Gump, but science fiction", only 7 years after the fact.
I saw the film in theaters because at the time it was released, Kevin Spacey was my favorite actor, and I was too clueless to notice he was already scraping the bottom of the barrel. Spacey's performance is stunningly smug -- besides being out-of-date and already based on a movie whose cloying sentimentality had a distinctly limited shelf…
Stupid cheesy movie makes me cry every time.
i had to watch this for my oral communications class and i literally didn't understand 98% of it
Uhm....yeah.......that was a thing.....I think?
Broad drama with Kevin Spacey. Hokey and sweet, but these films are a dime a dozen and not nearly as substantial as they think.
There I little I enjoy more in a film that it leaving me with a lot to think about and K-Pax does that in spades. Having a mental patient that believes he’s an alien from another planet and being so convincing that the people around him trying to help him start to actually wonder, is a simple idea and one that it seems has been done before as the makers got into a little trouble from the makers of an earlier film with similar ideas. But it works really well and leaves you guessing the whole time.
Kevin Spacey is great in the lead and having read that Will Smith was the first choice, it’s really hard to imagine him…
the never ending NYC movie list.
feel free to add more if i missed any.
I'm posting this list earlier than normal as I'm not sure I'll be around much next week.
For the purposes…