• Charlotte

    ★★★ Watched by Charlotte 15 Aug, 2014

    I was looking forward to watching this... and it was a huge disappointment. Visually very appealing, it was very different. The problem with the whole fucking movie is it didn't make sense at all. It felt like I was watching a video made fore artistic purposes that went on for way too long. The actors did well with the lines they had. Just.... if you're into very abstract movies then this is definitely the thing for you.

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  • Michael Offerosky

    Watched by Michael Offerosky 14 Aug, 2014 2

    Attempt to make a cult/midnight movie is a failure on almost every level. The film starts out promisingly enough with a fake filmstrip talking about a new fad/pop psychology method with a host/founder of the method that looks like Carl Sagan. It's an amusing start to a film that is weird for weird's sake. The plot has something to do with a girl with telekinetic powers trapped in some kind of a psychiatric ward where she appears to be the…

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  • S W D

    ½ Added by S W D

    An incoherent pastiche of popular surrealism. Though it could be useful as an example of how NOT to make self referential cinema, surreal or otherwise. Totally devoid of drama, unlike the films it's trying to be. And yes, Kenneth Anger's work had catharsis and story, so does Lynch and Jordowsky. Don't waste your time, and re-watch 'El Topo' or 'Scorpio Rising', or better yet, Luis Bunuel's 'Los Olvidados', or even way-better, watch 'Pandora's Box', it should be weird enough for you.

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  • Kayla Placencio

    ★★★★★ Added by Kayla Placencio

    This exceeded all expectations. Exactly what I crave in a film ambitious, creative, without apology.

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  • MK R

    ★★ Watched by MK R 08 Aug, 2014

    A cinematic mixtape comprised entirely of second-hand scenes and aesthetics from 70s and 80s genre works: the sets are from THX-1138, Dark Star and 2001, the score is a moody, MOOG-y approximation of John Carpenter and Wendy Carlos, the scene where a character removes his hairpiece and human contact lenses is from The Man Who Fell to Earth, the central trippy hallucination sequence is Altered States, the psychic girl crushing someone's head with her mind is from The Fury, and…

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  • Chris Duck

    ★★½ Watched by Chris Duck 07 Aug, 2014

    The pacing and all of the new age synthesizer put me to sleep. Enjoyed the visuals but not the story.

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  • mrbeard

    ★★★★½ Watched by mrbeard 04 Aug, 2014

    Combining 70's sci-fi imagery with modern day psychological film making, this dream of a movie bewilders and disturbs with equal measure. Open to interpretation, there's no point giving a summary of the plot, this movie has to be felt to be appreciated.

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  • RemmingtonW

    ★★★ Watched by RemmingtonW 01 Jul, 2014

    Rarely does a movie with a very slow pace work for me, this is one of the few that did.

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  • Kannan

    ★★★ Watched by Kannan 22 Jul, 2014

    Ambitious, Trippy, weird, 80s atmospheric sci-fi. Stunning visuals and perfect OST for captivating the mood and tone of the film. But it didn't work big time for me as I couldn't sense or connect much with the plot. So many comparing this with space Odyssey. It's total bollocks comparison. But watch out for this director. He has very good potential.

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  • Ryan Gelley

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Ryan Gelley 21 Jul, 2014

    Sure, it's style over substance, but when the style is this strong and assured, it BECOMES substance. It's a beautifully cinematic love letter to first-time director Cosmatos's influences, which seemingly include THX1138, Italian giallos, and Stanley Kubrick. Cosmatos has categorized Beyond the Black Rainbow as "trance film", a subgenre of his own creation that includes personal favorites Apocalypse Now and Phase IV.
    Recommended for fans of the weird, and the stylized.

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  • Paul Donovan

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Paul Donovan 19 Jul, 2014

    Nine Things About the Movie “Beyond the Black Rainbow” [Canada, 2010]

    1. There are four kinds of drug movies:

    a) movies about how terrible drugs are - most movies are of this type.

    b) movies that show drugs are funny and harmless - these are the weed movies like “Friday” and “Pineapple Express”.

    c) movies that can only really be appreciated if you are on drugs - movies like “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas”, “Brazil”, “2001: A Space Odyssey”,…

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  • Toki_Wartooth

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Toki_Wartooth 17 Jul, 2014

    Wow!

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