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…
Hay películas que más que una película en si es una especie de experimento, más parecido a un videoclip que a lo que comúnmente llamaríamos película. Ese es precisamente el caso de Rubber, escrita y dirigida por Quientin Dupieux, artista también conocido como Mr. Oizo y que seguro que recordáis por alguna de sus canciones.
Lo que me quedaba pendiente de la filmografía de Quentin Dupieux AKA Mr. Oizo. Única, absurda e irrepetible... ah no, que luego hizo Wrong, Wrong Cops y este año en Sitges 2014 cae Réalité!
Why did I watch this film. Even though it did question the role of the audience and what is really real, it went about it the totally wrong way. Not only was this film insanely boring, it caused a lack of interest in what they were trying to challenge. I wish they would have included at least a bit more dialogue or drama in the plot. I would not watch this film again.
Rubber, directed by Quentin Dupieux, defines the phrase "haha what?" It could be considered to be a movie that would parallel abstract art. It is creative, different, confusing, and testes your emotions with weird characters, bizarre events, and a very deeply embedded meaning. To watch this to its full effect you should go about it in either two ways:
1. Watch it with a group of friends, a lot of beer (21& up),
and in the middle of the night.
2. Watch it with film junkies, think everything has a second
meaning, and then share notes at the end; eventually
coming to 100 different responses
It remains obvious that Dupieux’s vison while filming Rubber was focused on the manipulation…
Before the invention of the first motion picture camera in the 1890’s, theater was the only way one could find entertainment from the acting out of fiction. Once cinema became mainstream, the rules changed and another type of living fiction was born.
There are multifarious differences between cinema and theater. The most obvious being that one is preformed live, and one is mediated and recorded for future use. Another, more theoretical difference between the two arts deals with the audience’s interpretation of them. With Cinema, we identify more with the characters on screen. Although the same action may be taking place live, we identify more with characters on a screen than actors in front of us. Although the…
For the first time in my entire life I am lost for words.
I really REALLY don't know what to say. I'm genuinely speechless.
I am giving it 3 stars because I just don't know. I really don't.
Personally, I felt as though this movie had no point. The movie had started off slow and didn’t give a clue as to what the point of anything was. The main characters (the tire, the spectators, the policemen) gave no indication as to what all of them were doing and how all of them connected until towards the end when the scientist had asked about the spectators. Even then, there was no real motive to what everybody’s purpose was. The only part that did make sense in tying to real life situations was the “No Reason” theory given within the first 5 minutes of the movie. Throughout the movie I had thought, “maybe the director didn’t have a reason for…
- 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…