I think about a world to come where the books were found by the golden ones, written in pain, written in awe by a puzzled man who questioned, "What are we here for?" All the strangers came today and it looks as though they're here to stay.

-David Bowie "Oh! You Pretty Things"

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Rubber (2011)

Put simply, Rubber can be described as the story of a self-aware and animate tire with psychokinetic powers who develops an appetite for destruction. But there's more to Rubber. The beginning monologue hilariously describes Rubber as an homage to things in film that simply don't make sense, suggesting, in a very postmodern fashion, that the audience is part of the film. The cinematography is fantastic and, barring a re-watch of Paul (it was St. Patrick's day when I saw Paul, so as you can imagine I had a little too much fun to actually pay attention to the movie), Rubber may be the first great movie of 2011.

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