Recently, I've become aware that certain films are able to transcend the medium by being completely self-assured in their atmospheres…
Can you ever really trust anyone?
Johnny is a successful banker with great respect for and dedication to the people in his life, especially his future wife Lisa. The happy-go-lucky guy sees his world fall apart when his friends begin to betray him one-by-one.
I finally watched this and I now think that no words of mine can do it justice and only the words from the film itself can do that. For those who have watched the film it would be a trip down your cherished memory lane and for those who haven't the following would be reasons why it is criminal not to see this at least once in your lifetime. So here it goes.
Mark: How was work today?
Johnny: Oh, pretty good. We got a new client and the bank will make a lot of money.
Mark: What client?
Johnny: I cannot tell you; it's confidential.
Mark: Aw, come on. Why not?
Johnny: No, I can't. Anyway, how is…
"The Room" masterfully written, directed, produced, and starring Tommy Wiseau tells the Shakespearean tragedy of Johnny, a banker who is betrayed by the "love of his life", Lisa. Fueled by powerful performances and flawless directing, "The Room" is a masterpiece in filmmaking that will definetely leave it's audience speechless.
"Limits are only limits when they limit what you can do for you self...Try and reach beyond your limits and everything becomes without limits."
So says Tommy Wiseau, the director/writer/actor/philosopher extraordinaire; a man so limitless with talent, so ferocious with ambition and so mesmerizing both behind and in front of the camera that you almost dare to wonder if he is even a human. A God maybe, incarnate on earth to show us the true capacities for filmmaking genus. An angel maybe, sent down from the filmmaking gods to show us just how beautiful, captivating and powerful cinema can truly be. Regardless, man or astroman, god or angel, Tommy Wiseau is a genus and his crowing achievement The Room is…
Wiseau's face is a Picasso.
The Room is outdated and ahead of its time.
It goes from appallingly bad to hilariously bad to post modernist Nirvana.
I have to rate it five stars for even that cannot make sense.
This review reportedly contains lubricant.
Many auteurs have existed during the evolution of cinema, dealing with transcendent themes that ultimately characterize the human condition. This representation of humanity through an audiovisual artform causes an epiphanic reaction in the captive spectator, as his/her human traits are either mirrored, exaggerated or dramatized, and in combination with the viewer's unique personality, way of thinking and way of feeling, cinema finally reaches a potential state of the aforementioned transcendence, an ethereal state in the viewer of personal identification that can only be consummated in perpetuity.
Tommy Wiseau, an immaculate director, screenwriter, actor and producer, conceives what seemingly is a simple melodramatic…
There was a documentary aired on British TV a couple of years ago about the late great comedian Les Dawson that I was reminded of by The Room.
One of the key features of Dawson's act was that, for comedy effect, he would play the piano deliberately badly. Not just by hitting keys randomly - the tune was correct, but the tone was all wrong. Here's a sample.
In that documentary, it was claimed by one of the talking heads that playing the piano deliberately badly that adeptly was far more difficult to do than to actually play the tunes properly, and they then went on to claim that Dawson was a genius for being able to master it. It's…
Tommy Wiseau's directorial debut features himself as the main character, Johnny, in his darkest hour. The bank he works for steals his idea and doesn't give him a promotion; his girlfriend Lisa doesn't love him anymore and cheats on him with his best friend; and Johnny is really ugly. There are various other subplots that are introduced but never explored in this gem of a film. This movie has unspeakable acting and horrible shots but the movie is so funny and bad at the same time.
Well, that sure was something.
Okay, I know I've been lazy. I've seen a bunch of movies, but haven't posted them here. I'll be doing that now.
I had to see this movie for myself. Mainly cause I heard it's one of the worst movies ever. And yep, that's pretty much spot on!
Goddamn this was awful. And not one of those it's so awful it's good movies. But just flat out bad. This is something that should be shown at film schools as a not what to do .
The Budget for this was $6 million. But I heard he was just buying shit and that's why the budget went up. He bought two kinds of stuff to shot on. Film and 35mm. As…
Yes, five stars. It's a five-star experience every time.
Every film is better in a theater, but no film compares to the incredible difference between seeing The Room in a packed theater of spoon throwing fans and seeing it in the comfort of your own home.
I have seen The Room in theaters two days in a row and unlike other so-bad-it's-good films (Birdemic: Shock and Awe and The Wicker Man (2006) for example), The Room was just as hilarious and entertaining during round two. That is probably a credit to the different audiences and the sheer unintentional hilarity/oddity of the film.
That, or I just really love throwing spoons at Tommy Wiseau & Co.
IT'S MY 100th review!! It hasn't been that long, I made my account in April, but damn it feels like a while. I love this place. In honor of my 100th review, I have rewatched the room and am prepared to write a super in depth critical dissertation on it. This will be my longest review by far. Prepare yourself.
So I love the room. It's one of my favorite movies of all time just for the pure entertainment value of it. This was my 5th time watching the movie, but it was as funny as the first time, maybe even funnier. It's just so bad. What sets it apart from it's counterparts in bad cinema is what it attempted…
Last night I went to my first ever viewing of 'The Room'. And lucky for me, it was in theaters. Boy, was it an experience.
Now I do not feel the need to give this film a star rating because if you wanted to rate it on quality, it would deserve less than zero stars. But this being said, it made for one hilarious experience. Everybody in the crowd was yelling and quoting the ridiculous lines in this movie. Footballs were being thrown around, spoons were getting clashed together, and people were screaming with horror when Lisa's neck was having convulsions.
This movie is exceptionally fun to attend at an event such as a screening. But obviously, I advise you never to watch it on your own.
Oh, hi inscrutable movie.
Though it was my first time watching this from beginning to end, it felt like a rewatch since I've seen roughly 65% of this in various clips over the last several years. Looks like the stuff I missed is mostly awful sex scenes and a lot of shots of San Francisco. Also interesting is that, despite all of the clips I've seen being completely out of context, it's not as though they make all that much more sense in this bizarre mess of a film.
Tommy Wiseau may not have much of an idea how human beings talk or behave, and can't structure a script or determine what information is relevant for the audience or characters…
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- Spring Breakers
- A Field in England
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- Morvern Callar
- Irma Vep
- Miami Blues
- Babe: Pig in the City
For five years, film critic Scott Tobias compiled "The New Cult Canon" in a regular column for The A.V. Club…
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Many favorites, as well as a small handful of films that I don't care for... in no particular order (1960-2014).