A big collection of films that might be considered as strange, mindfucking, surreal and weird. Sorted by year. Suggestions are…
What do you get for the man who has everything?
In honor of his birthday, San Francisco banker Nicholas Van Orton, a financial genius and a coldhearted loner, receives an unusual present from his younger brother, Conrad -- a gift certificate to play a unique kind of game. In nary a nanosecond, Nicholas finds himself consumed by a dangerous set of ever-changing rules, unable to distinguish where the charade ends and reality begins.
Immensely dark, intensely gripping & extremely unpredictable yet nothing more than just a game, David Fincher's follow-up to his darkest masterpiece is a meticulously crafted, cleverly layered & fabulously narrated mystery thriller that starts playing with your conscience from its opening moments, drops subtle hints throughout its runtime to give an insight of its structure & completely flips on you the very moment you think you've got it all sorted out.
The Game tells the story of a wealthy investment banker who on his 48th birthday, which is the same age when his father committed suicide, receives an unusual present from his brother - a voucher for participation in a "game" that will ultimately change his life. Hesitant at first, he eventually gives…
In The Game it's all about the ride. Accept this and you're in, decline it and you're out. David Fincher's film coming on the heels of his massive breakthrough Se7en, is a high-concept film, grounded by nifty, youthful talent. It's a fun, energetic and stylish twisty action thriller, pulsing and wild a ride. It's not exactly steeped in realism, but it's one that'll pick you up, jumble you around and give you a fantastic time if you're lucky enough to go with it.
Fincher is about style here as usual, but unlike most of this work where gripping entertainment becomes more by the end, the themes are beginning and the irrepressible fast-paced thrills play off of it. Turning a strange…
David Fincher's second successful film The Game is a marvelous thriller that has loads of thrills, suspense, twists and turns. The Game is about a wealthy investment banker who receives a birthday card from his brother on his birthday that has a ticket to the CRS where he soon discovers that he is now part of some game and his life is soon facing threats and other things as well when he starts the game as he solves the clues on who's playing the game. The 90's was always the perfect year for Psychological Thrillers than Horror films and beat it we got loads of superb and impressive thrillers like the disturbing 8MM, the mind blowing yet outstanding Silence Of…
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David Fincher has always been a great admirer of Hitchcock; the influence could be seen in both his early and later films, including Alien 3. It was in the way he handled suspense and the methods on how his climaxes unfold that brings the attention of the Master of Suspense. The Game would be one of his most prime examples of Fincher utilising Hitchcock's methods, but doing so where it comes off as a homage rather than a rip-off. The familiar elements are there; the likeable and sympathetic leading man, a quality that actor Michael Douglas attempts to display a blend of Cary Grant's…
I have come to discover that I have a particular fondness for the films of David Fincher. I have yet to see Panic Room, however (barring Alien 3, which he disowned) I have yet to see a film from him that I have been disappointed in. There's something special in his films that draws me towards him. I don't know if it's the soundtrack, the writing, or what it is, but there's no denying that he is a fantastic director. The Game is my personal favorite film from Fincher: a fun, twisted mystery film that keeps you guessing until the end. The atmosphere throughout the…
A movie so filled with intrigue and suspense, made beautiful by Fincher. Sure there may have been a few plot holes but the atmosphere and thrill it created was phenomenal.
The Game is one hell of a ride that is a solid thriller for the most part, and concluding as an absolutely crazy one. It's meticulously directed and features a strong lead performance by Michael Douglas. The film drags a little at times and the plausibility of the situations the film present are a little silly, but the ending makes up for it in my opinion (though it's no less plausible).
Overall a solid thriller with a surprisingly entertaining final act and crazy end run.
Here's a film I watch every so often, forget about, daydream it's a marvel, and watch again only to feel "eh" about it (until amnesia sets in).
- remarkable restraint in camera position and editing; the technique is not cold, the character is.
- some movies push the limit on "what's realistic" and "what could only happen in movies," and this whole movie exists in the latter's mode which is why it can have such an outrageous ending and remain compelling and fun. if you complain about the ending, you waited too long to complain.
*Ding ding ding...*
Michael Douglas is pretty cool.
*Ding ding DING*
At the top, it’s always lonely. In addition, if you are a loner then you are predisposed to massive frustration and utter lack of excitement. When solitude matures into loneliness, you do not want to be in that state of mind. What do you do when you are on the verge of depression and nothing interests you any longer? Nicholas Van Orton (Michael Douglas) is such a loner. Bored with his routine. He is an investment banker without any immediate family to care for. His estranged brother gives him a gift card on his birthday. This gift card entitles him to a game which happens in real life. You do not know when it will start, but you’d have to play along.
Full Review: www.mercvision.com/blog/2015/04/03/the-game-1997/
Un multimillonario hombre de negocios que lo tiene todo, recibe el día de su cumpleaños una tarjeta de invitación de CRS; una compañía que, según afirma el hermano, te hace la vida divertida mediante un "juego".
"MALDITA SEA, ¿QUE JUEGO DEL CARAJO ES ESTE?" - Yo, la mayor parte de la película.
Tiene un clímax arrechísimo, hay un misterio por responder desde el comienzo... y es ahí donde le agradezco al genio de Fincher, porque logra jugar con tu mente y cuando empieza a jugar, no deja de hacerlo hasta el final.
Me metí tanto en la película que nunca me llego a aburrir, es más, me entretuvo demasiado, y aunque quería saber que pasaba, nunca quería que…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
'Till the Last F***ing Moment of this Bloody F***ing Joke I ... I've been Completely Deceived ... Even when the Truth has been Revealed !! ... I ... now even, if I feel like I wanna through Up I ... I have to tell that Fucker David Fincher ... You've got my Attention forever ! ... FUCK YOU !!! ... I can't believe How you can do it ... anyway ... As Far as he get Lost in the Game he couldn't make it without " Friends ~ Real Friends " ... and that's exactly what every Posh Asshole in the world needs !! ... ^_^
I went into this movie knowing nothing about it except for the fact that it was a psychological thriller directed by David Fincher... well i guess that's almost a bit redundant. Nevertheless, I was glad that I went into this movie with nothing. Like the title would imply, it's about a sort of game. Because I think knowing nothing is valuable when watching this movie for the first time, I'm going exclude any analysis of this movie (it wouldn't be super in depth anyway).
Just one quick side note: This movie contains similar themes (although light) of finding a healthy balance between order and chaos, which I found to be quite similar to Pleasantville, which I recently reviewed... although Pleasantville…
The entire Criterion collection organized by spine number.
I don't know why I did this.
Number I've Seen: 190/768 (25%)…
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