DIRECTED BY: Scooter Downey
FEATURING: Lance Henriksen, Sean Elliot
WHY IT WON’T MAKE THE LIST: It’s not weird. Or at least it’s not as weird as horror movies like Don’t Look Now , The Cabin in the Woods, or High Tension, which are genuinely disconcerting and have truly bizarre plot twists. But, this movie does . . . → Read More: CAPSULE: IT’S IN THE BLOOD (2012)
DIRECTED BY: Todd Solondz
FEATURING: Ellen Barkin, Richard Masur, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Sharon Wilkins
PLOT: A teenager falls in with a group of anti-abortionists in her quest to become pregnant.
WHY IT SHOULD MAKE THE LIST: As if the plot isn’t off-beat enough, Palindromes‘s teenage porotagonist is played by a variety of actors of . . . → Read More: RECOMMENDED AS WEIRD: PALINDROMES (2004)
DIRECTED BY: Jacques Tati
FEATURING: Jacques Tati, Barbara Dennek
PLOT: Monsieur Hulot gets lost on his way to an appointment and wanders around a nearly
unrecognizable, technologically transformed Paris.
WHY IT SHOULD MAKE THE LIST: Play Time is about the alienating, isolating influence technology has on human beings. It’s not the standard elements of . . . → Read More: LIST CANDIDATE: PLAY TIME (1967)
Reader review by Jason Ubermolch. Some background on this review: in the suggestion thread, Jason recommended three movies: Brother Sun, Sister Moon; this one; and Zachariah. I noted that the first two movies were critically acclaimed but sounded only mildly weird, so I picked Zachariah to cover as the weirdest of the trio. Thinking I . . . → Read More: READER RECOMMENDATION: 3-IRON [BIN-JIP] (2004)