A big collection of films that might be considered as strange, mindfucking, surreal and weird. Sorted by year. Suggestions are…
Dolph Springer wakes up one morning to realize he has lost the love of his life, his dog, Paul. During his quest to get Paul (and his life) back, Dolph radically changes the lives of others -- risking his sanity all the while.
People working in an office with sprinklers continuously spraying water.
People dying. And then not dying. And then dying.
Accessing dog turd memory.
A random car painter.
All so very, very Wrong. Yet somehow right. Where Rubber didn't click, this piece of absurd surrealism did.
There is still hope for me and Dupieux.
Anti-Humor Absurdist Sketch Show: The Movie: The Sequel: Sort Of
Dupieux drops the social commentary (Or does he? I really have no fucking clue.) and shows that it's not the shit that sticks that's fun, it's the act of throwing it against the wall. Though not especially funny or incoherent enough to elicit more complex brain functions, Wrong - when watched from a distance - combines a precise blend of acting, direction, editing, and a script just absurd enough to evoke that strangely comforting sense of temporary confusion; it's a free drug trip, and I only had to remind myself that I wasn't really losing my mind a few times throughout, and that the world would make sense again after the film. If Rubber rubbed you the wrong way with its moralistic pretensions, and if getting tricked into considering you might be having a mild stroke is your thing, Wrong might be right for you.
"Beaudiful...ver' moving..." - Master Chang
If Rubber was Quentin Dupieux subverting the B-movie genre, this is Quentin Dupieux subverting the David Lynch movie. Whether the beats from Lost Highway are intentional or not, there's an inescapable feeling hanging above Wrong that leaves you longing for a better film. Wrong is by no means a bad film, oh no; it's Dupieux being incredibly brave with a script chock full of inconsistencies and off-the-wall symbolism. There are scenes that ramble on and are out of place in the conventional narrative that the film sometimes reverts to, and although entertainingly strange, this wears a little thin as the film goes on.
Working on the thinnest of plots, Dupieux draws out some cracking moments…
With Rubber, director Quentin Dupieux had all of the pieces on the table to build a gleefully bizarre puzzle, but he just couldn't get all of them nestled in place. I sure didn't regret watching it, though, and was curious to see if he could orchestrate the madness a little better the next time around. It didn't take him long to churn out the next entry in his increasingly weird filmography. It's called Wrong, and Dupieux has clicked this time. It won't be for everyone, of course, but I was highly entertained and amused.
Dupieux's films are not so easy to categorize, but I guess we can file his work under 'dark comedy'. Wrong finds the filmmaker more focused with…
oh my goodness, so much anger and hate for this movie! I'm obviously late, and i didn't read any reviews until now. i haven't seen RUBBER and i have no idea what the directors actual intentions were, but the main criticism, that it is a forced and empty attempt at a profound commentary on society, or that it is weird just for weirdness sake, or whatever...well. i liked it a lot because it was cute and interesting and it made me laugh. i mean, this guy isn't some revolutionary genius of surrealism, but i thought it was SUPPOSED to be funny and silly, and duh it was weird just for the hell of it, and not some experiment in shocking and subversive philosophy...
i don't know. i don't care. it made me happy.
Beautiful. Very moving.
I probably should have been high instead of drunk when I watched this but it still mostly worked.
From the mind of the guy who brought us "Rubber" the tire that kills through telepathic powers, comes a equally weird film about a man who loses his dog. "Rubber" may have been weird, but it felt like it had a point. This film is just absurd for the sake of absurd. Never boring, but certainly not coherent or all that much fun. But if you wanted to see memories extracted from a piece of feces and then see those memories played back as the poo exits from the dog...well...this is your movie.
Het is knap als je een publiek weet te boeien met anderhalf uur klinkklare nonsens. Fransman Quentin Dupieux liet in zijn vorige film Rubber (2010) een autoband met de naam Robert tot leven komen in de woestijn en het rollende voorwerp een spoor van bloedige vernietiging achterlaten in een stoffig gehucht. Dat is minstens de helft van de film afwisselend verrassend, grappig, absurd, origineel en onsmakelijk. In de tweede helft is Rubber enigszins aan slijtage onderhevig. Zal het Dupieux met zijn laatste film Wrong lukken de boog langer gespannen te houden? Wrong begint veelbelovend wanneer in de slaapkamer van Dolph de wekker van 7:59 uur naar 7:60 verspringt. Vanaf dat tijdstip is het leven van de alleenstaande werkloze Dolph niet…
It's not very hard to see what Quentin Dupieux was trying to get at with his film Wrong. It aspires to be a slapdash comedic farce where reality can bend at will and surrealist moments are everyday. The problem is that even through some valiant attempts, the film still ends up just short, never particularly hitting a stride to makes its silliness or its jokes come together.
Jack Plotnick stars as Dolph, a man who is just having a really awful time of it. He wakes up and finds his dog missing, goes to work at an office where the fire sprinklers never stop, and he has a very ineffective and lazy gardener. But eventually things, as they usually do,…
A quite Lynchian world, only alot safer. I really like this movie.
"Apparently it's been proven that all Brunos eventually hang themselves."
David Lynch via Spike Jonze? Anyway, great fun.
Rubber was better...
Fantastically absurdist fare from the Renaissance man Mr Oizo.
It's obscure and bizarre - feels like a simpler and odder I HEART Huckabees .
But it never translates to a transcendent experience, though it is funny and touching ..
Wonderfully absurd film with another one of those delightfully offbeat performances from the always brilliant William Fichtner.
- A Page of Madness
- Un Chien Andalou
- L'âge d'or
- Meshes of the Afternoon
- Pulp Fiction
- Dead Snow
Films with scenes where someone has a poo.
I'm 36 years old.
- No Blade of Grass
- The Last Wave
- 1990: The Bronx Warriors
- Miracle Mile
This is a compilation of all feature films that have played at Fantastic Fest in Austin, TX from 2005 through…