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.
"Why do some people love sausage and some people hate sausage.....no reason."
This movie is a homage to no reason and I feel that line in the opening dialogue sums it up nicely. I really enjoyed the first 50 minutes of this movie thinking it had a nice mix of creativity, quirkiness, and fun. The last thirty minutes (yes, this movie was a scant 80 minutes) fell a little flat the ending was just ho-hum, but I will always have found memories of those first 50 minutes.
A very odd, yet occasionally entertaining independent film revolving around a tire that is alive, yes alive - with telekinetic powers, with the intention of exploding innocent people's heads in the middle of the American desert.
Stay with me here.
Despite a few moments of comedic value, such as when the tire is found to be showering, or learning to swim (or rather sink); the film, as a whole, is dampened down by questionable storytelling from writer/director, Quentin Dupieux.
Overall, it is a film best left for a rainy Sunday afternoon, when you crave nothing more than an excessive amount of practical gore - admit it, we all want that craving from time to time.
'Rubber' is the story of a sentient tire with telekinetic powers that decides to become a serial killer. Said tire is being constantly observed by a group of far-away onlookers with binoculars.
And so to anybody with the audacity to claim that originality in film is "dead" - go fuck yourself.
Loved this so much, but the ending fell a little flat.
Can't wait to watch more Dupieux
Quentin Dupieux, you absurdist son of a bitch, I love you.
It's absolutely ridiculous and it simply doesn't care, in fact, it heavily prides itself on not caring! It is very bizarre and funny in similar ways "so-bad-it's-good" movies are, but with an extremely clear sense of self-awareness! (There's a subplot of the film that is literally about the audience watching the film). It's a blast to watch and never loses track of what makes this premise so absurdly funny!
Honestly, it's something you just have to roll with...
I've never seen a movie that so perfectly fit the title of "bad in a good way." Rubber has surprisingly good production quality, and a plot that, while often non-existent, could hardly be done any other way for such a unique and funny experience. Great movie to watch with friends.
Pitches itself as an absurdist comedy but never gets funnier than the opening monologue. Still, it works pretty well as the metacinematic art film it really is, and it's more cohesive if less funny than Dupieux's next film, Wrong. I'll probably watch every movie this guy ever makes, even if none of them are ever great, at least they're different.
If you know of another film that combines stupid and clever in such a brilliant way as Rubber, then please tell me.
***EDIT (March 30, 2014)***
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