A big collection of films that might be considered as strange, mindfucking, surreal and weird. Sorted by year. Suggestions are…
Are you TIRED of the expected?
In the California desert, the adventures of a telepathic killer-tire, mysteriously attracted by a very pretty girl, as witnessed by incredulous onlookers.
The first 30 minutes or so I really felt that this was going to be my kind of weird. I loved the bizareness of the opening and the subsequent monologue. The first babysteps of the killer tyre were wonderful, but somewhere in the back of my mind a small voice was already starting to whisper things about this being too thin a concept for a full movie. I hate that voice because it's usually right.
An homage to 'No reason'. Starting your film by saying that it will have reason doesn't really give you the right to make it an unnecessarily boring one, devoid of any creativity or…
Film # 5/30 of Scavenger Hunt 4!
Task # 19 A Film About Inanimate Objects Killing Humans!
Following one of the most random pre credit openings I've ever seen, a lonely tyre with psychokinetic powers wakes up in the desert one morning and decides to go on a murderous rampage. A little unsteady on his tread to start with, he soon gets the hang of the whole rolling malarkey and sets off on his mission to watch the world burn.
A character states at the very beginning that some of the biggest films in history have no reason for some of the decisions they make, why was E.T. brown? why don't characters use the bathroom in The Texas Chainsaw…
It is obvious this film will find a devoted following but it left me stone cold. It tries far too hard to be quirky whilst doing nothing interesting with the premise at all. At best this is a mildly entertaining short film but they stretch it far beyond what the concept will allow. Murderous inanimate objects are nothing new in cinema from The Refrigerator to Attack of the Killer Tomatoes. None of these films are ever really great but they do provide some B-movie charms and still at least try and tell a story. Rubber on the other hand is a one-joke movie when the joke isn't all that funny to begin with.
Sure, the idea of a car tyre…
Film #13 in Driver’s December Death Penalty AKA The December Project , which is part of Cinebro's The December Challenge. 1 month, 100 movies.
"Ladies, gentlemen, the film you are about to see today is an homage to the "no reason" - that most powerful element of style." - Lieutenant Chad
This is probably the oddest re-watch I've ever had. While my friend kept looking across at me, baffled, I just kept telling him that he was never going to get it, and that he should just stop asking questions and enjoy it for what it was. He calmed down, but didn't enjoy it at all. Personally, I loved it.
In fact, I love every inch of this.…
Well-crafted photography and a terrific score are spoiled by lousy writing and hackneyed gore effects that grew tiresome after the 3rd or 4th installation. Early on, I was fixated by the "tire" scenes, while I found the "spectator" side story completely superfluous. Some savvy editing and a rewrite of the 3rd act, and this could have made for a nice little 20-minute short. Instead, we get this pile of wasted competence.
Sort of a nice concept but completely wears thin and pops after about 30 minutes. This thing is not the awesome piece of genre fare that it could've been. Would've worked great as a short. Seriously, the novelty of watching a tire shake for a second and then seeing a head explode starts to really lose its lustre after the 15th take. Boring boring boring.
Bizarre film over een autoband die tot leven komt en met zijn telekinetische krachten mensen en dieren kan laten ontploffen. Op zich al origineel genoeg, maar Dupieux voegt daarnaast nog een meta-element aan het scenario toe met mensen in de film zelf die weer toeschouwers zijn van de "film" rondom de band die ze bekijken door verrekijkers.
Uiteindelijk is het wat te repetitief, maar door de originaliteit en humor heb ik me hier prima mee vermaakt.
Surreal cinematic meta-study involving a group of voyeurs watching the ‘birth to death’ of a rubber tyre in some backwater desert landscape. Would you believe: love, jealousy, betrayal, road trips, murder, deception and the complete demolition of the fourth wall? All magically presented in DSLR captured HD crispness. What will the audience decide to watch… and eat?
[WARNING: Film contains gratuitous pseudo-philosophizing and extended moments of 'Wings Hauser']
Best-looking film about a psychopathic rolling tyre I have ever seen. Rubber succeeds in achieving its lowly goals, which as far as I can tell are:
- to make no sense
- to waste our time
- to tickle our chucklebones along the way.
Bizarre enough to be entertaining, Rubber is not a film I would recommend to many people but I enjoyed it all the same.
Still haven't decided what I thought of it, but the overall impression was good. It's that thin line between interesting and bullshit. What I'm sure is that I much preferred "Wrong Cops", which was more funny, absurdist in a engaging way and had a cooler soundtrack. It's possible that this rate will change drastically in the future. Still giving it some thoughts.
"Who wrote this garbage?"
A rubber tire gains sentience and goes on a killing spree. That is an intriguing premise which the movie falls sorely short. If you spliced the first couple minutes with the last, you might have had yourself a funny little short but as a feature film it quickly becomes tiresome (sorry). To pad out the film, it gives far too much screen time to bad acting and even worse dialogue. Might never watch this again unless heavily under the influence. 1.9/5
a brilliantly absurdist take on horror tropes. it's slightly too long - there's definite sagging before the final few minutes - but worth it for the ridiculous level of invention and madness thrown onto the screen. it also contains *absolutely* my favourite opening for a film in recent years. the whole thing comes across like a strange, mutant take on the deadpan style roy andersson specialises in... i adored it
Was soll ich noch über diesen Film sagen...es geht um einen mordenden Autoreifen. Anschauen!
It looks great!
It sounds great!
The effects are great!
It starts great!
Stephen Spinella is great!
... but it's not as clever as it thinks it is and at 78 minutes it still feels like it's about half an hour too long.
Many favorites, as well as a small handful of films that I don't care for... in no particular order (1960-2014).
***EDIT (March 30, 2014)***
Wow! I never would have expected that I'd get anywhere close to 100 likes on this…