lost half a star cuz of that rock. wtf, bro.... fucking canadians.
Was not onboard until I was until I wasn't until I was. Vaporwave aestheticized, minute constructed details nailing themselves to the image clinging to the frame refusing to leave. This film is often lovely but just as equally continues to lose itself in its own labyrinthine aesthetic - I can see how this would work for some, but for me it becomes so lost in itself that any accessible entryway was locked. Cosmatos examines human connections (literally how we see)…
This always blows me whenever I see it. its such a perfect throwback and its done so well. The visuals and the incredible score work so well together. There are so many great scenes in this that I loved and the final frame is such a perfect way to end it.
Visually outstanding, but with a script that tries to be entirely subjective and ends up being full of holes. Still, watching this movie was a great experience. Clear influence of Kubrick (2001: A Space Odyssey) on the cinematography and sometimes on the narrative.
"Beyond the Black Rainbow is not a straightforward cinematic experience, but instead works more like ambient music or a poem. In an age where the lines dividing cinema & television are becoming increasingly blurred, there’s an exponential value in movies that work this way. Recent mind-benders like Beyond the Black Rainbow, It Follows, Upstream Color, Under the Skin, and The Strange Color of Your Body’s Tears are much-needed reminders that there are still things cinema can do that television can’t, no matter how much HBO wants you to believe otherwise."
Calling it, this is a Snow White re-telling.
Barry is The Queen.
Elena is Snow White.
Being "Fairest of them all" is having whatever the crap their powers were.
There are seven dwarfs. Know what else there's seven of? Colours of the rainbow.
That's so wonderful, Barry. Just wonderful. Isn't it beautiful? - Dr. Arboria
What an amazing trance.
I'm not a fan of its pace, but love the colors - even the 'black-and-whiteish' sequence - and lighting in this movie. Rich textures such as the red wall melting behind dr. Nyles, wavelike forms, the mirroring surfaces (is this the right expression?), blurred, trembling images at the laboratory, and vibrating, wavelike tones and hums reminded me how strongly I can be moved and…
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
It seems Cosmatos was more interested (or only interested) in the visuals, because the narrative is hardly there, leaving it an empty exercise in style. And frankly, the style would've been impressive if it wasn't the basic lovechild of Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey and Lucas' THX 1138. Throw in some obvious but meaningless symbolism and a nice synthesizer soundtrack, and you basically have the film. Except you also don't, because the film is way too long (which wouldn't be…
felt like i was getting my eyes dilated for two hours
Oh, so that's what a Cronenberg movie would look like if co-directed by Kubrick and Tarkovsky.
For the last few years I've heard this movie occasionally come up as one of those cult films that's totally groundbreaking. Now that I've seen it, I found it to be a textbook example of a movie more appreciated by filmmakers than by general audiences. The technique is great, but I don't know if the substance really resonates.
I was definitely entertained throughout its…
welcome my son, welcome to the machine, the abyssal sedation haze that submerges you in the obsidian puddle, the endless cavern of the godhead, the face melts upwards into a reddening sky, the visual globes of pale light sink and collapse and implode, shedding their vestigial reptile cloak to reveal incomprehensible fiery pits carved into the adventurer's skull
a quest for the MEGAsoul, the MEGAqueen, the MEGAking, the MEGAinsurrection, a violent journey plagued by occult opiates, lurching towards a dreamworld…
This was a tough watch. Despite the hypnotic music and gorgeous set design, I found myself quickly distracted during the (much quieter) dialogue portions which made the film very difficult to follow.
After reading a synopsis on Wikipedia, I understood what was going on, which was helpful because nothing really informed that otherwise.
But the music! The visuals! I would love to dismiss this movie as boring pseudo-artsy-fartsy-Lynchian-Cronenbergian tryhard bullshit; however, I couldn't look away from the flashing lights, the…