As I explained – in this much too long post – I have decided to mine the depths of this site’s intellectual movie capital of crazy awesome movies and craft a top 25 movies list. Now, this movies list will be unlike any other movie list you’ve ever seen. Why? Because Quality and Unknownness will be equally weighted. And lucky for you, I built an algorithm to find and surface the crazy mindjobs that no one has heard of so that I can bring them to you in this top twenty five countdown. Right? So yes, the top 25 movie mindjob countdown – Remainder. Our list of goodness so far:

Have loved watching this list grow and grow as we find more and more movies that are below your radar… And here is the total list of every movie published so far.

Be careful with this trailer – if you want to go into this movie totally blind – this trailer will definitely spoil those hopes.

Number 2 – Remainder

I say this alot here on THiNC. – but THIS time I really mean it – because this movie is nigh on impossible to summarize in such a way as to A) not spoil it B) communicate the level of brilliance happening in this movie. It’s just really not possible to convincingly communicate how good Remainder is. But I will tell you this, it takes the Hollywood stereotypical thriller mold and laughs in its face, then backs over it with a semi.

My daughter recently told me she was going to start reading Oedipus in a few weeks. You know, the whole Oedipus Complex story? Kid goes out of his way to not kill his father and sleep with his mother – and in so doing, kills his father and sleeps with his mother. Right? You know that story? Yeah. So I just said – “Oh? Can’t wait to hear what you think of it. It’ll be memorable.” And so she then heads into class, and before the book is assigned, the teacher, in her infinite wisdom told the story, in its entirety, by way of “back story.” The whole of it. My daughter comes home and says, I hear there is a part where… yadda yadda… and I was like, that isn’t a part! That is THE story!! What is happening inside the American Education system DAMMIT!?!? (Sorry for the potty words, but you can agree, I was justified.) All that to say, I’m not going to do that to you here.

But, let’s see, what can I say about Remainder that won’t spoil the entirety of the movie like my daughter’s English teacher did? OK, breathing into a bag…thinking. OK. I think I have it. Tom, leaving a bank, is cracked in the head by a massive, heavy falling thing, which instantly puts him in the hospital. Tom wakes in the hospital with absolutely no memory of who he is or how he got there. The insurance settlement pays him out millions to keep quiet. But Tom is obsessed with trying to figure out his past and figure out who he actually is. And so, he begins painfully, and meticulously, recreating what shards of a memory he has.

Literally cannot say a single word more. I mean, come on. It’s be 23 weeks of marching towards this film, and you think I’m going to hand you tripe? Last I looked you can find the film over on Amazon in disc form. And maybe this page will help as well? It’s a really hard movie to get a hold. I think I went and found the director, and paypal’d him some cash, and said, sorry, I’m now tormenting your film. It’s a hard one to get, but TOTALLY worth the watch.

Edited By : CY

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5 Responses

  1. Lisa

    I just thought of something when you mentioned Midsommar again. A friend and I used to work in a video store a la Clerks for a bit after high school. We had a customer who seemed pretty chill and asked for a movie recommendation so we came up with True Romance (right there that tells you my age range). Anyway, the next day he came in shocked that 2 girls would recommend such a violent film with such crass language! So after that I was careful who exactly I gave movie recommendations to! I did mention a Midsommar to a friend because I believe if I had to endure it, someone else should have to as well!

    • Taylor Holmes

      Midsommar was indescribable. The psychic trauma that movie caused was just horrifying in the purest sense of the word. Just utterly and despicably vile. But in ways that were unexpectable. The horror of human sacrifices in the bright summer daylight was one thing. But it was the cultic mind control with this shuddering under current of fear – SMILING FEAR! That is the scariest thing out there. YES! WE ARE EXCITED TO BE HERE AND TO DIE BRUTALLY!! Oh my good Lord in heaven, was that traumatizing to me.

      Now, as for True Romance – good old Quintin. I loved that movie. Everything about that movie I loved. And it sounds like we were at video stores about the same time! hahah. And I would get busted for recommending crazy to normal (delicate) people all the time! hahah. Especially since it was a small town community and I was the son of a pastor for the love of all that is good and holy. Shouldn’t I just be recommending Jimmy Swaggart documentaries? Hahahhahaha. I’m sure I’m an enormous disapointment to a lot of people. hhahahaha. Too funny.

  2. Megan

    How do I find this movie?! I’m so intrigued and I need to see it! The Amazon DVD is only encoded for UK DVD players and I can’t find it anywhere else. :(


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