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A man works for the unpleasant guru of a Scientology-like movement.
A man works for the unpleasant guru of a Scientology-like movement.
Steven Soderbergh Scott Allen Betsy Brantley Eddie Jemison David Jensen Mike Malone Marcus Lyle Brown Silas Cooper C.C. Courtney Ann Dalrymple Darrin Dickerson Ann Hamilton John Hardy Coleman Hough Katherine LaNasa Margaret Lawhon Cristin McAlister John Mese L. Christian Mixon Liann Pattison Ronnie Stutes Joe Chrest
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Attention grabbing opening statement. Generic description of the plot (or lack there of). Praise of Soderbergh ingenious and bewildering deconstruction of modern society and human communication. Acknowledgment of flaws preceive by others, notably that the film lacks focus. Dismissal of such claims on the basis that the film's spontaneity and zaniness is what makes it so powerful and unique. Heartfelt plea that Soderbergh returns from semi-retirement.
Steven Soderbergh's only lead acting role as a guy who jerks off a lot
Schizopolis is a riotous Möbius strip of deranged word games, goofy doppelgängers, esoteric quips, metaphysical raillery, and tongue-in-cheek jabs at professional malaise.
An anarcho-punk provocation of visual, verbal, and textual semiotics—replete with comic set pieces predicated upon logorrhea and aphasia—Soderbergh is working on an onanistic plane here: parenthetically playing with himself in every sense of the phrase.
The concepts on display evoke the interests of late-career James Joyce—it is an erudite / gasbag / bloated piece of high concept art filled with lyrical reveries, existential riddles, deadpan gags, postmodern gimmicks. Or perhaps, the experimental riffing in Schizopolis is more aligned with the work of William Burroughs, trading Burroughs cut-ups for wacky montages, and similarly fusing odd pairings of language with…
Ok….. what in the actual fuck Steven Soderbergh?
After having pretty much peaked and made a name for himself, the Atlanta native decides to channel to make a comedy heavily influenced by Monty Python, Luis Bunuel, Abrams/Zucker and Tommy Wiseau, blend all them together and you got this movie. Its utterly bizarre, beyond surrealist, experimental a la 60s, absurd, ridiculous, screechy, nonsensical, retarded, brilliant and shocking. Everything and nothing really makes sense and by the end you are left numb, staring at the screen and wondering the hell you’ve witnessed.
All in all, I mean, part of me really wants to give this film a zero but the other, mad side just had a blast with whatever happened on screen. I guess I’ll recommend it. But I’m certain much of you would hate it.
I’m seriously torn on this one.
10 Cloverfield Lane
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Schizopolis is the most important motion picture you will ever see in your life. I wanted to tell you that now because I know it can be difficult to fully comprehend reviews without an introduction, and you're going to need as much help understanding this one as you can get because it will doubtlessly be the most important thing you've ever read.
In fact, Schizopolis itself was most likely inspired by my own structural analysis, as I was born almost 8 years before Soderbergh released his film. You ought to be grateful for this marvelous interpretation, because without it the film would be an incomprehensible mess. If you do not understand this review, please know that this is your fault,…
Unsure if a film has ever truly deserved the word 'unpredictable' but if anything does, this is it. This is the world of the poseur, the pretender, the fraud.
Criterion Collection Spine #199
Too much of a CF for me to be compelled to analyze, not funny enough to be redeemable.
"In the event that you find certain sequences or ideas confusing, please bear in mind that this is your fault, not ours. You will need to see the picture again and again until you understand everything.”
Director Steven Soderbergh's obscure post-modern satire on … fuck if I know. Schizopolis offers up a few funny moments amidst a sea of complete randomness. Maybe it has something to do with becoming lost within the flow of modern domestic/work life … maybe?
As the opening quote states, you will likely not get it and will need to watch it again and…
[Currently revisiting some favorite 1997 U.S. releases that I hadn't seen since around that time, in preparation for an A.V. Club "It was 20 years ago today" retrospective. For the most part, I'm just gonna make a few quick notes and then cut/paste what I wrote back then, because I've already fallen like a week behind with updates.]
• Fourth time's the charm, very belatedly, for a movie that I desperately wanted to love when it was originally released and just could not. Schizopolis still is what it always was: a mess, stuffed with too many random ideas and sophomoric jokes to "work" in any conventional sense. But I'm less inclined to care about intellectual coherence now, and more willing…
I died at:
- Soderbergh speaking Japanese
- Soderbergh "I don't know her"-ing Oliver Stone
- "I may vote Republican but I'm a firm believer in gum control"
"Oh my God, I'm having an affair with my wife" -Fletcher Munson,
- Soderbergh: boxd.it/axqbw
It's "clever".... I just don't always enjoy "clever."
On the plus side there are a lot of quirky and great moments that made me giggle out loud. There's this "look at me I'm edgy" quality to this film that regularly annoyed me... that's the bad news. I, personally, might have liked this better had I seen it when it came out because you know...different times man. The humor just doesn't feel fresh to me while it may have in 1996.
It's a no from me but most people seem to really enjoy it.
steven soderbergh's the sims .
When I say that this is the most important motion picture you will ever attend, my motivation is not financial gain but a firm belief that the delicate fabric that holds all of us together will be ripped apart unless every man, woman and child in this country sees this film and pays full ticket price, not some bargain matinee, cut-rate deal.
True Stories, Office Space, and Freddy Got Fingered chewed up, swallowed, digested, then ejaculated out of Soderbergh's throbbing brain cock. I am especially reminded of True Stories and the stylings of David Byrne when I look at this movie as something that I can easily see allusions to in other works of media and real-life phenomena, yet I…