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…
Somewhere in there is a great idea for a fun and imaginative short, but it feels like it was taken too far. It's a shame that such creative and technically well done filmmaking is wasted on a story that says so little. Some would argue that's the point, "for no reason". But even "for no reason" has a reason. I knew I wasn't going to be happy in the end within the first 5 minutes; the police officer's line about Polanski's "The Pianist" is supposed to be funny but it just comes across as tone deaf.
Streaming: "An homage to the 'no reason' - that most powerful element of style."
I love it when a movie is this self-aware and is still good.
If the premise sounds awesome to you, you'll dig it.
Zach: I just saw a live tire.
Sheila: You are nothing but rubber shit!
To whom do you recommend this movie!??! The film is called Rubber and it is about a serial killing TIRE. Yes ... a tire ... with telekinetic abilities.
I will give the film high marks for audacious originality; but ... that doesn't completely make a film.
While gleefully watching a rubber tire mosey along a desert highway one can forget the absurd-ness of Rubber; but once a killing takes place and than another one (etc) you soon cannot forget that the majority of actors in this film are pathetic (I mean BAD-bad-BAD acting).
The film begins with an explanation of the film "happening for no reason" which works ... but it isn't sustained. Does the film have a message? And…
When Robert, a tire, discovers his destructive telepathic powers, he soon sets his sights on a desert town; in particular, a mysterious woman becomes his obsession.
- 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…