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.
Miracle on 34th Street meets One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
This would have been excruciatingly dull if Kevin Spacey wasn't there
6.8/10 (Iain Softley, 2001) [United States]
I saw this film a few years back, and remember digging it.
On second viewing, this one really worked for me. I think Bridges and Spacey are awesome together, while this film just feels extremely simple for scifi in one of the best ways possible.
The story of Prot is one worth watching. A very beautifully written, and looking film that will still work many years from now.
K-Pax might just be one of those that I consider a gem. A very heartfelt, and somehow real one.
My review -- this psychological/drama/science-fiction film title is now on DVD and sadly this film project does have a small financial loss to its name of roughly $3 million. The basic storyline is this; this man appears from out of nowhere claiming to be from another planet, sometime later [after the opening credits] he gets placed in a psychiatric institution. Where he meets this Dr. Mark Powell who challenges this individual politely to justify his outlook, but the only problem is he can prove that he comes from a different planet entirely [if you are just wondering there is so much more to the storyline than what I have put here.]
Now the only negative thing about this title is…
my vision is augmented
This film succeeded at making an intriguing mystery out of Prot's true origin. It kept me guessing for a while, along with many of the film's characters. This is entirely character-driven, as there's really nothing special about the rest of the production. It reminds me of The Man From Earth in a lot of ways, except with far superior acting. Both leads are great, especially Spacey during the hypnosis scenes.
The idea is good, execution is not. This is over-dramatic, sugared Hollywood-drama with a hint of science fiction. Boring. Unsatisfying end. Actors don't do their best. As a whole, it's not exactly a bad movie but it has too many bad ingredients in it which makes this taste stale. Only at the end of this movie I realized I have actually seen this once before...
Una historia interasintísima, al principio mas que hacia el final y poco mas que destacar, cinematográficamente es aburrida.
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…