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…
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.…
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.
Movie no. 2 on the list of movies Drive wants me to watch.
I liked this movie.
Rubber couldve been a movie about condoms. Or the environment. Even a mobster biopic about a gangster who calls himself "Rubber." But its not either of those. its about a living car tire that can explode objects using mind powers.
If "the most powerful element of style is no meaning" than Rubber must be the pinnacle of style right? It has no meaning. It's about tire that can explode people's brains in a world where fake isn't distinguishable from real life. And it just so happens to be so stupidly delightful.
I knew I liked the movie at the point where the tire learns he can explode living objects. He explodes a bunny and then goes bouncing and swerving around…
The opening scene was one of the best there is. But then it gets retarded
Ni siquiera se como es posible, pero creí que iba a ser mejor.
Bizarre in a lot of really great ways. I'm not even entirely sure that I understand what the film was trying to do, but it didn't stop me from being thoroughly entertained. The true test will be whether I feel the same during a re-watch, but as for my first viewing, I really enjoyed this film.
Deixei de ver Rubber por um tempo achando que seria um exploit barato estilo Sharknado, mas ele está bem longe disso.
O filme já me ganhou na cena inicial, que escala rapidamente entre planos de filmes "de arte" pretensiosos, e um monólogo que começa idiotamente errado até notarmos o quanto hilário está sendo (beirando o humor negro ao perguntar por que o Pianista viva como mendigo "sem nenhuma razão" no gueto de Varsóvia).
Rubber provoca e faz rir com cenas que são lindamente enquadradas e fotografadas mas que ao mesmo tempo são ridículas, não sendo simplesmente um slasher sobre o pneu assassino, mas um tipo maluco de paródia meta-meta-linguística sobre o gênero e o próprio cinema !
Me animou a procura o próximo do Quentin Dupieux.
Willfully bizarre, not altogether successfully, but with enough high spirited "fuck it let's do it" energy that it keeps you tagging along, waiting to see what happens next. Not sure it has anything interesting to say about the movie making process or the expectation of mainstream audiences, but you have to admire the attempt if nothing else.
Either of the film's sides - the horror comedy or the post-modernist commentary - probably wouldn't be enough to sustain the movie on its own. But with both facets taken together, writer/director Quentin Dupieux can have his cake and deconstruct it too.
Read my NPR review.
Like watching a nature documentary. Serene and peaceful. Meta-commentary on audiences a bit preachy, a bit anti-analysis, which is annoying. Overall an enjoyable experience.
- A Page of Madness
- Un Chien Andalou
- L'âge d'or
- Meshes of the Afternoon
- The Cremaster Cycle
- Sweet Movie
- The Holy Mountain
- Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
ranges from entry-level weird to...Cremaster
not necessarily disturbing, but it helps
- I've Heard the Mermaids Singing
- Zazie dans le métro
- Allegro non troppo
- The Adventures of Prince Achmed
***EDIT (March 30, 2014)***
Wow! I never would have expected that I'd get anywhere close to 100 likes on this…