• Kurdt

    ★★★★ Watched by Kurdt 18 Oct, 2014

    Think THX 1138 + The Signal + Existenz + Under The Skin and you've got Beyond The Black Rainbow. Though don't take that to mean that this film is just a rehash of any old sci-fi because no way, this is as original as it gets. First, the whole thing looks spectacular. I've never seen so much use of the colour red in one film. The lighting is exquisite, the camera moves deftly around the beautiful set as if it…

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  • Jon Snow

    ★★★½ Watched by Jon Snow 15 Oct, 2014

    It's weird and atmospheric, channeling some Kubrick, Lynch, Paradisi and early Cronenberg.

    It's the kind of film I would put on in the background of a weird halloween party or cult movie night.

    I don't dislike it, but I certainly don't love it either. It's best suited for a midnight movie marathon, cult VHS videos from the 80's or someone really high who wants to trip balls.

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  • Carson Joiner

    ★★ Watched by Carson Joiner 14 Oct, 2014

    Hoop-Tober 31 Days of Halloween (Film #21)

    ""You are about to embark on a great journey. Are you ready my friend?"

    Beyond the Black Rainbow is a film with so much potential. Sadly, it never even comes close to being the amazing film that it could have been. In fact, as I sat there watching this psychedelic train wreck, I kept thinking to myself... man, this could be so good. The concept is there. The visuals were definitely intriguing. So,…

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  • No-Personality

    ★★★ Watched by No-Personality 14 Oct, 2014

    Beats the pants off of Scanners and loves itself more than Lost Highway, in a way I can totally respect. Apparently, the reason I hate Lynch so much is that he isn't Kubrick. That's good to know.

    Yes, the headbangers section of the movie was a mistake. I can confirm that here and now for anyone inquiring. Even worse though was the mombie sequence. And, literally every role in this film could have been recast except Michael Rogers and nothing…

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  • minnix

    ★★★★ Watched by minnix 13 Oct, 2014

    If you look through the LB reviews for this movie you will either want to kill yourself or laugh until you vomit. Some of my favorites:

    RSH writes: "Since April is Autism Awareness Month, I've decided to share something with you first. I haven't been formally diagnosed, but there's a very strong likelihood that I have an autism spectrum disorder. "

    EM writes: "absolutely remarkable as a manifestation of baroque and gothic aesthetic in film, rescuing from centuries ago an…

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  • MrPootytang

    ★★★★★ Watched by MrPootytang 08 Oct, 2014

    Beyond the Black Rainbow is congeneric to a drug-induced journey of the mind. Panos Cosmatos' masterstroke is sui generis with its heavy use of red and its gloomy atmosphere. I was fascinated by the abstract and artistic style of this movie, it's far from the norm to its neighbors in the sci-fi genre. It borrows ideas and abstruse concepts from the bizarre of 80's, it's all very appealing and comes together nicely. The soundtrack is amazing and precisely fitting, it…

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  • Robert Jackson

    Watched by Robert Jackson 05 Oct, 2014

    neat

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  • Joe DiCanio

    Watched by Joe DiCanio 06 Nov, 2012

    Rating: D

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  • Jane

    ★★★★½ Watched by Jane 03 Oct, 2014

    slow and entrancing, perfectly set in the early 80's space age other-world.

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  • BIC| The Dirty Deacon

    ★★★★ Watched by BIC| The Dirty Deacon 16 Sep, 2014

    This is a weird little film about a girl with telekinetic powers who is kept in an asylum of sorts where her therapist tries to get an emotional reaction from her. Barry Nyle's approach is basically psychological torture. He is the co-worker of a New Age cult that seeks to give people happiness through medicine, meditation, etc. However, Barry becomes more and more deranged as the film goes on and finally snaps once the girl, Elena, escapes the facility.

    From…

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  • Shomanjo

    ★★★★ Watched by Shomanjo 24 Sep, 2014

    OK, so first off...I didnt understand a single thing going on

    we have sensory deprivation showing us the eyes of god. We have blood..telekenesis...mind...linking, and babies in cosmonaut suits. Then of course we have probably one of the most terrifying and sadistic characters to grace the screen, a cannibal with a god complex

    The movie starts off so well, building tension with this increasingly tense and mysterious interactions between Nyle and Elena, showing just how cruel and evil he can…

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  • nomway

    ★★ Watched by nomway 23 Sep, 2014

    I imagine that this film is what Daft Punk's nightmares look like. Pyramids that incapacitate people, tall humanoids having their masks forcibly removed, and uninspired electronic music.

    There isn't much substance here besides the pretty visuals and the very very VERY thin narrative tying everyone together. I was disappointed, as I was hoping that the colorful cinematography wasn't a fly trap for weak characters and story, but I was wrong.

    If you are in need of some eye candy, then look no further. Just be ready to eat 10lbs of licorice for every piece of chocolate.

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