DIRECTED BY: Giorgos Lanthimos
FEATURING: Aggeliki Papoulia, Aris Servetalis, Stavros Psillakis, Ariane Labed, Johnny Vekris
PLOT: A group of four people act as stand-ins for deceased loved ones to help families with the grieving process.
WHY IT WON’T MAKE THE LIST: Alps feels like a faint echo of director Lanthimos‘ surprise (and . . . → Read More: CAPSULE: ALPS (2011)
DIRECTED BY: Athina Rachel Tsangari
FEATURING: Ariane Labed, Evangelia Randou, Vangelis Mourikis, Giorgos Lanthimos
PLOT: A strange young woman tries to cope with her father’s impending death and her disgust
at human sexuality with the help of her equally odd but extremely promiscuous best friend. WHY IT MIGHT MAKE THE LIST: Because you . . . → Read More: LIST CANDIDATE: ATTENBERG (2010)
DIRECTED BY: Nikos Nikolaidis
FEATURING: Meredyth Herold, Michele Valley, Panos Thanassoulis
PLOT: An alcoholic detective searches for a lost love, presumably dead, and ends up a
captive of two psychotic women. The women (a mother and daughter) ceaselessly torture the helpless and incapacitated victim. He remains mute as they participate in bizarre sexual . . . → Read More: RECOMMENDED AS WEIRD: SINGAPORE SLING [Singapore sling: O anthropos pou agapise ena ptoma] (1990)
UPDATE 2/16/2011: Dogtooth was placed on the List of the 366 Best Weird Movies of All Time; the Certified Weird entry is here.
Imagine a world where up is down, hot is cold, red is black, dandelions are zombies and that mysterious slit between a young girl’s legs is called a keyboard. Welcome to the . . . → Read More: GUEST REVIEW: DOGTOOTH [KYNODONTAS] (2009)
The Internet Movie Database is a wonderful and a terrible thing. Wonderful, because it allows you to create impressively thorough lists of potentially weird movies. Terrible, because it may tease you with the names of intriguing movies you may never be able to see.
Below is a list of dozens of highly-rated movies that have . . . → Read More: PLEASE HELP, NON-AMERICAN FRIENDS: A LIST OF OBSURE, FOREIGN (TO US) FILMS