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.
Quentin Dupieux is either a madman or a genius. Quite possibly both. I was expecting a movie about a tyre with psychic powers blowing stuff up. I was not expecting a meta script, fairly solid acting and nice cinematography. The tyre blowing things up did get a little tiresome (pun intended) however, and the lack of fire with the aforementioned things getting blown up was kind of a disappointment. I don't like to end reviews on a negative note, so I'll say that this definitely didn't ... rub me the wrong way.
I am very surprised!! I really liked, maybe even loved this movie. Even the things that I had heard about previous to watching, that sounded completely obnoxious weren't. Actually most of them turned out to be funny and/or charming. Laughs a-plenty, fun gore, and even a few things to think about if you feel so inclined...it's funny how quickly I started to think of the tire as a real living being. Does that say something about me?
Look, this film is clearly ridiculous. As a commentary on the facade of filmmaking, it is somewhat interesting. As a B-horror, it is somewhat funny. But unfortunately, it knows full well that it's a ridiculous, fake, funny movie and is very proud of itself. The stronger concept at work (movie within a movie) is unfortunately not treated with the same diligence as the weaker one (killer tire). Some great bits here and there though, which is why it's not a total write-off.
A refreshingly weird meta-comedy about a telekinetic killer tire. It’s well made and has a witty script but the jokey premise is stretched to breaking point as there’s nary enough material to fill the already brief running time.
Anyone who saw the trailer for Rubber over the past few months must have, as I did, scratched their head in wonderment and considered the ways in which it could be either decidedly brilliant or decidedly horrid. Because Rubber is, at it’s core, a story of a rubber tyre with psychokinetic powers. Yes, you read that right. If you’re not too sure then go back and read it again. All done? Got that synopsis locked in? Then we’ll begin.
In some ways that really is all there is to Rubber, at heart. Thankfully, writer-director Quentin Dupieux knows that even such a joyous gag as a psychokinetic rubber tyre wouldn’t quite be enough to fill a movie and keep film fans…
Okay, I think this movie needs to be seen as two parts combined. In fact, I think it demands that you see it that way. Unfortunately one of these parts is good and the other is not. To make things worse, the better part is the shorter one. To make matters worse still, they aren't just played one after the other, but a little bit of each at a time.
The two parts are (i) killer tyre story and (ii) self-reflective meta stuff. The killer tyre story is great fun, but far too short. The self-reflective meta stuff isn't as funny or clever as it thinks it is and, as a result, it often involves either comedy that falls flat…
One's satisfaction with ultralow-budget filmmaker Quentin Dupieux's movie is more contingent for many tastes on one's aptitude for accepting the nonsensical. So I had a great time. Rubber is as if Bunuel made a '70s exploitation film. So for those cineastes who agree that would've been fucking amazing, you will also find it cheeky and pleasantly bizarre. And for middle-of-the-road viewers, it's still a fun one to talk about if just for the chance to shake your head in bemusement at what you just saw.
Truly no other film is like this one. A new idea of 'horror'. Very experimental, very random, very funny.
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…