• Mild Sauce

    ★★½ Watched by Mild Sauce 20 Oct, 2014

    Had this clocked in at, say, 85-95 minutes, instead of just short of two hours, I think I would have liked it a lot more. I don't mind the meditative pacing in itself, I guess, but the movie doesn't really that much to meditate about. The fantastic period look and feel, combined with daring using of color and design, go a long way to hold up what is pretty thin gruel otherwise. The score is great too. If the movie weren't so boring, this could easily become a 3.5--maybe even 4--star review.


  • kroogah

    ★★★★ Watched by kroogah 18 Oct, 2014

    Overflowing with style, obviously influenced by (and cribbing a bunch of scenes from) sci-fi & horror of the 70's and 80's. Plot is almost nonexistent.


  • 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…


  • 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.


  • Carson Joiner

    ★½ 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,…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • Robert Jackson

    Watched by Robert Jackson 05 Oct, 2014



  • Joe DiCanio

    Watched by Joe DiCanio 06 Nov, 2012

    Rating: D


  • Jane

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

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


  • 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.