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…
This is the serial killing tire movie. That's right, a tire that becomes sentient and goes off on a killing spree. What would you say if I told you that wasn't even the strangest part of the movie?
Rubber was written and directed by Quentin Dupieux. It is distributed by Magnet. If you haven't heard of Magnet I suggest you check them out. They are releasing some high quality fringe films.
So what is stranger than a tire rolling around exploding peoples heads through some type of telekinesis? An audience within the film watching the exploits of this rubber ring. An opening monologue from one of the characters in the film, the sheriff. He and a few others know that…
Feels sort of like a music video Spike Jonze might have directed in the '90s, stretched to feature length and meshed with an attempt at metacommentary and absurdist/anti-comedy. The two halves form an uneasy whole that attempts to blame us for watching a movie about a murderous sentient tire while nonetheless delivering a movie about a murderous sentient tire. The meta-side has a few good jokes about film reception and the creative process, though it feels a little mean-spirited and the film's apologia regarding things happening "for no reason" is a bit heavy-handed. On the Killer Tire side, there are some amusing juxtapositions where the sentient tire does things a human might do, and the tire is shot and maneuvered…
Interesting and shocking
I won't waste time and characters explaining all the ways Rubber was an awful movie. I gave it two stars. It is a terrible movie. It boils down to this; Rubber does not fulfill the unspoken promise between filmmaker and audience that states "This film will have a purpose, and it will be evident to someone of average intelligence." Rubber made almost no sense, it was a waste of a Monday night, I wouldn't recommend it to any one I didn't hate, etcetera. The one star I gave Rubber represents the only two redeeming qualities it possesses. As a woman, an artist and a writer, I was absolutely tickled with the artistic aspects of the movie. The camera angles, the…
This movie defines the phrase "haha what?" It could be considered to be a movie that would parallel abstract art. Its 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.
Overall a interesting movie that needs to be taken with a grain of salt, or way to seriously.
Rubber was an interesting one. I went in hoping it would be the twisted, different, weird film it played itself out to be. Unfortunately, this is true, but this is not a good thing. Yes, Rubber may share the qualities of weird films such as Blue Velvet and John Dies at the End, but it is much worse than both of these films. Rubber is boring, illogical, and "Without reason".
- 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…