Neglected Cinema.


Taste of Cinema has an article up: 20 Weird Movies from the Last Decade No One Talks About.

It’s a very interesting look at movies, lots of stuff I’ve managed to miss, being under my rock. Go have a look, and if you’re a cinephile, see how you rate on this list of neglected cinema!


  1. blf says

    Speaking of “odd” movies, a mainstream French steampunk-ish release from 2010, Les Aventures extraordinaires d’Adèle Blanc-Sec, seemed to sink without trace despite getting quite good reviews. I call it “odd” because if you don’t realise it is a motion picture in the style of old-style action / adventure comics, you’re going to be going “WTF?! No way!” all though the movie: An impossible story and plot, impossible incidents and subplots, and all over-the-top.

  2. rq says

    It’s not just you and your rock, this list came up when googling ‘weird movies’ because I was looking for something to watch on Saturday night. I expected something along sci-fi lines, because that’s what I was hoping for. God a lot more than I bargained for (not that I’m complaining)!

  3. says

    rq, I just posted the full film of one mentioned, Bobby Yeah. Thanks so much for this, because I would have never known, and that’s one of the weirdest fucking things I’ve ever seen.

  4. rq says

    Also came across an old (okay, fine, 1988) Czech stop-motion version of Alice in Wonderland that is both delightful and creepy as all fuck (trailer). But between this list and The Sandman short I was sent a few years ago by a friend, I feel sufficiently creeped out.

    Also you’re welcome. :) Wasn’t at first sure if it was something that might interest, but it seemed like something right up your alley. :) (And yeah, I saw Bobby Yeah, and, well, yeah…)

  5. says


    (And yeah, I saw Bobby Yeah, and, well, yeah…)

    Hahahahahahahahaha. Yeah, it’s not easy to put a simple descriptor on it. The one thing that sticks is the expression on the little thug’s face when confronted with a red button. The whole expression, the body movements, they are so perfect! The whole internal discussion of ‘should I or shouldn’t I’ is absolutely wonderful.

    And I about fell over laughing when the guillotine showed up. :D

  6. rq says

    It didn’t feel right to laugh, but I did, too. :D
    The red button is the perfect hook, you watch that, you can’t stop!

  7. rq says

    Nope, but it is on the list now, for when Husband and the kids leave me to my overtime again (he’s not so into the weird). Thanks for the recommendation!

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