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.
Quentin Depiuex (not sure if I spelled that correctly or not, but let's pretend so) doing his thing yet again. It's a love it or hate it kind of affair, and lucky for me I was in the 'love(d) it' zone. Follow Dolph as he goes on the search for his best canine friend Paul. This movie has a pov poop memory recollection shot in it. That's really all I need to say.
Btw, why would a rabbit drive a motorcycle?
I have no idea what just happened, but it was amazing
This movie tried too hard to be weird.. It accomplished its mission but was detrimental to the film, I didn't like rubber and I didn't like this.. No thank you
Part of Clean Up Your Watchlist July
What I liked: The ending is satisfying. The acting is pretty good, minus Ronnie. Some funny parts.
What I didn't like: it really started to drag even though it's only 90 minutes or so. The surrealism/indie-ness is a little too in your face. Just sort of hit or miss. Worth watching once or twice, but that's all.
not quite as charming as Rubber but still entertaining
There are some movies which are meant to be understood, and there are other movies which are meant to be experienced. Wrong is a great followup to Rubber. Great movie
Though not as brilliant as Rubber, Quentin Dupieux delivers another great film that is intentionally obscure and nonsense but is never difficult to enjoy or follow. It's funny, charming and surprising.
I'm not 100% sure I "get" what Quentin Dupieux is going for, or if I even like it, but I do know that I'm interested/intrigued enough to keep trying to figure it out. For a couple more movies, at the very least.
- 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 37 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…