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.…
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.
Robert the tire is on the loose! In one of the great screen performances of all-time....Goodyear plays Robert the tire. This tire might look friendly but he has Scanner like abilities and seems to have a quick temper. This movie will make you take down that tire swing that is hanging on a tree in your backyard. Probably the best tire serial killer movie ever! Then again this is probably the one and only tire serial killer movie.
Ok this one makes no sense what so ever and has some pretty poor acting. But I give it credit for originality especially with such a small budget. Leave your brain at the door and just embrace the craziness of this movie. You might not like this movie....but you will remember it. I was prepared to give this a 0 star rating....but it won me over enough to give it not 1 but 2 stars.
what have I just watched?
Genuinely one of the strangest films I have ever come across
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This is a movie about moviegoing... until it's not anymore. Probably because it starts killing off the audience.
Better than I thought because I went in with very little expectations. In retrospect once I read reviews, it actually does a decent job at getting its point across.
For half the movie I was wondering why any of the stuff was happening. Then I remembered the beginning. "No reason." And I saw the brilliance.
Deep. Like the boundless sea. Why watch a film about an obsessive, homicidal tire? No reason.
Haha, a movie about a killer tyre! Cute. Now that's out of the way let me take a minute to talk about how surprisingly fucking good Rubber is. It's not as clever as it thinks it is, in fact, it's self-aware nudge nudge wink winking gets pretty irritating by the end but it feels that way by design. Quentin Dupieux seems like a filmmaker who doesn't give a shit what the audience thinks, in fact, he seems like he gets off on fucking with them. And weirdly, it's refreshing to be in the firing line like that. Dupieux lets you know early on that, yes, he knows how stupid this film sounds on paper and that by sitting down to…
“In Steven Spielberg’s ET, why is the alien brown? No reason. In Love Story, why do these two people fall madly in love with each other? No reason. In Oliver Stone’s JFK why is the president assassinated by a complete stranger? No reason.”
And so begins Quentin Dupieux’s Rubber, a film that describes itself as a “homage to ‘no reason.'” If you are going to see one film this year about a homicidal, psycho-kinetic tire, make it Rubber. In fact, if you are going to see one film in your entire life about a homicidal, psycho-kinetic tire, still make it Rubber.
“A psycho-kinetic tire?” you say.
Yes, a psycho-kinetic tire. In fact this particular tire is named Robert and suddenly,…
Well shot, well paced, completely absurd.
- 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…