by Benjamin Pearson • April 2011
In a monologue early on in Rubber (TMT Review), director Quentin Dupieux’s first English-language release, a guide to the in-film audience (who are getting ready to observe from afar as a tire comes to life and goes on a killing spree) says every film is guided by an idea called “no reason.” Somewhere between absurdist and commonsensical, the speech is both a manifesto and a stand-up bit on why manifestos are silly.
Rubber Dir. Quentin Dupieux [Magnet Releasing; 2011] by Benjamin Pearson Rating: In the second volume of Miguel de Cervantes’ novel Don Quixote, the titular Quixote and his sidekick Sancho Panza find themselves unexpectedly famous, ... Read Post
Rubber was released theatrically on April 1st. No, it's not some kind of a joke -- I've seen it, I know. It's actually a film about a tire that gains consciousness in the middle of the desert. Read Post