Roger Ebert mentioned Joe Versus the Volcano. So he had my attention. He described it as “a film that was a failure in every possible way except that I loved it.” Exactly. Joe Versus the Volcano is one of those rare movies that everyone agrees is horrible except that it’s also brilliant.
What I appreciate about them is that they don’t do what we expect them do do. They break the rules. By this I don’t mean they “surprise” us, but they show us what by all rights should not be showable. They are, in other words, alive.