Cinema of the Abstract

This list, which I plan to expand in the future to lists and a reference archive, is the frustrated results of reading websites dedicated to ‘weird’ and ‘para’ cinema that, for all their applaudable dedication and level of detail, felt conservative and lackadaisical in complete contradiction to the films they were reviewing and making notes on. This statement could be loaded with elitism, egotism and, if my own judgements end up being conservative in the eyes of others, potential hypocrisy, but as an ordinary fan of film, with no training in psychology, philosophy and only the basic of film studies knowledge from classes in college, my biggest concern is to move this away from judgements on the merits of a…

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  • *Corpus Callosum
  • 2 or 3 Things I Know About Her
  • 3 Women
  • 964 Pinocchio
  • Aenigma
  • After Last Season
  • Alice
  • Alipato: The Very Brief Life of an Ember
  • Almost a Man
  • Alps
  • Amer
  • Anatomy of Hell
  • Angel's Egg
  • Anti-Clock
  • Antonio das Mortes
  • Automatic at Sea
  • Azumanga Daioh: The Very Short Movie
  • Bad Girls Go to Hell
  • The Beast Pageant
  • The Birds
  • The Black Cat
  • Black Night
  • Blind Beast
  • Blood Diner
  • Boro in the Box
  • Bowl of Oatmeal
  • Branded to Kill
  • The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
  • Central Bazaar
  • City of Pirates
  • City of the Living Dead
  • Climax
  • The Clowns
  • Computer Chess
  • Container
  • Cosmos
  • Cowards Bend the Knee
  • Crumbs
  • Cuadecuc, Vampir
  • Céline and Julie Go Boating
  • Dead Leaves
  • Death Bed: The Bed That Eats
  • Death Laid an Egg
  • Death May Be Your Santa Claus
  • The Death of Stalinism in Bohemia
  • Death Powder
  • Death Spa
  • Decoder
  • Despite the Night
  • Detective
  • Devil Story
  • Disconnected
  • The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
  • Django Kill... If You Live, Shoot!
  • Dogtooth
  • Domains
  • Dracula, Prisoner of Frankenstein
  • Dreams That Money Can Buy
  • Evil Dead Trap 2: Hideki
  • Evolution
  • Extraordinary Stories
  • F for Fake
  • Fado, Major and Minor
  • Fear X
  • Film Socialisme
  • Flexing with Monty
  • The Flying Luna Clipper
  • Footprints
  • The Forbidden Room
  • Funeral Parade of Roses
  • The Golden Boat
  • Gozu
  • Hallucinations
  • The Hands of Orlac
  • The Headless Eyes
  • Heroic Purgatory
  • Hindered
  • Holy Pafnucio
  • Horse Money
  • House
  • Hukkle
  • Häxan
  • Id
  • The Immortal One
  • In Fabric
  • In the Aftermath
  • The Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome
  • Inferno
  • International Guerillas
  • The Jar
  • Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles
  • Keep an Eye Out
  • Keyhole
  • King Lear
  • Krakatit
  • Kuso
  • Last Year at Marienbad
  • Lemonade Joe
  • Let the Corpses Tan
  • The Lighthouse