• 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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  • J. J. Wright

    ★★ Watched by J. J. Wright 22 Sep, 2014

    A hollow, aping impression of the style of idea-driven sci-fi without any real ideas behind it. The vast majority of the film seems to me to be bearable only to those who take their movies with copious amounts of drugs. A handful of artful shots and one (mostly) tolerable sequence aside, this is a joyless chore to watch, especially once its retro-chic charms wear off and give way to the tedium of ponderous overlapping dissolves, ever-present colored filters, and weirdness…

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  • DevX

    Watched by DevX 17 Sep, 2014

    I've seen some dumb shit in my day, but this really takes the cake.

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  • sprizzle

    ★★½ Watched by sprizzle 17 Sep, 2014

    This is what happens when you get your head too close to the microwave.

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  • IfWeMadeIt

    Watched by IfWeMadeIt 16 Feb, 2013

    Episode 80

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  • Andrea Santamaria

    Watched by Andrea Santamaria 06 Sep, 2014

    Beware, this is not a regular film.

    It doesn't follow the industry standards, in the sense that the story doesn't flow as we are used to. You will find a very intriguing story and a beautiful image that will try to submerge you into the unsettling universe of the movie through close-ups, unfocused images, reflections, a very distinctive color palette and the sound of the synthesizer.

    If you are of the impatient kind, this movie is not for you. If…

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  • Ben Underwood

    ★★★★½ Watched by Ben Underwood 04 Sep, 2014

    This is not a simple film to review in as much as it's not a film you simply watch. You experience it. For some, it will be the worst film they have ever seen while it will be an instant classic for others. Arty, pretentious, impenetrable, slow are all words that would describe the film and yet it has such an impressive command of it's atmosphere and tone that it is truly haunting.

    Taking inspiration from a variety of late…

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  • Ferg

    ★★★★ Added by Ferg

    Deliciously weird and awesomely retro, BTBR is a stunning debut from Panos Cosmatos. The soundtrack is phenomenal as are the two leads and it just has so much to say, giving you so much to consider.

    The final 15 minutes kind of rush by causing the pacing to awkwardly change in the final moments, but I still definitely recommend this...

    ...With a strong joint.

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  • VellutoGrigio

    ★½ Watched by VellutoGrigio 24 Aug, 2014

    Bullshit screenplay that seems written by a nerdish 15-year old, but some beautiful shots and nice music. The super slow pacing, an abuse of superimposition and maybe one of the worst actors ever make the whole experience quite excruciating.

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  • Jonas Govaerts

    ★★★½ Watched by Jonas Govaerts 24 Aug, 2014

    Hypnotic scifi/horror hybrid set in the eighties because - just a guess - computers looked cooler back then and the music was better, at least in the movies. Cosmatos (over)uses Panavision scope lenses, slow motion, superimpositions, double-exposures and a fantastic, gut-rumbling synth soundtrack to create an oppressive atmosphere reminiscent of Argento, Tarkovski, Russell and even Kubrick. It's a real shame, then, that he doesn't really seem to know how to wrap up this peculiar trip: the last ten minutes are so bafflingly generic it looks like someone just taped another movie over Cosmatos' ending (a common mistake in the eighties, kids).

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