• Paul Donovan

    ★★★★★ 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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  • Peter Valerio

    ★★★★★ Watched by Peter Valerio 18 Jun, 2014

    Imagine David Lynch and David Cronenberg co-directed an experimental/psychedelic film with an incredible early 80's synth score. Then watch this. You're welcome.

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  • Devin Pierce

    ★★★★★ Added by Devin Pierce

    This is one of my favorite films. The images are so beautiful I just can't get enough of it. If you are looking for a strange film this is a good one to watch.

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  • Martin Jensen

    ★★★★★ Watched by Martin Jensen 12 Apr, 2014

    Wow. I know I've been handing out the 5 stars like candy recently, but... this film's bizarre visceral impact is undeniable. Whether that appeals to you is another thing. It definitely appeals to me.

    I did have one quibble with the cinematography. I was surprised to find it had been shot on film, because it looked like digital trying to emulate film. It seemed like half of it was out of focus, enough for me to be convinced it was…

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  • Erick Moro

    ★★★★★ Watched by Erick Moro 03 Jan, 2014

    Sharp and open leave me alone and sleeping less every night as the days become heavier and weighted, waiting in the cold light
    A noise, a scream tears my clothes as the figurines tighten with spiders inside them
    (…)
    I touched her eyes, pressed my stained face
    I will never be clean again

    The Cure – The Figurehead



    Beyond The Black Rainbow is absolutely remarkable as a manifestation of baroque and gothic aesthetic in film, rescuing from centuries ago…

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  • Steve Austin

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Steve Austin 16 Nov, 2013

    The year is 1983; the place, Arboria, a commune offering a new approach to well-being, but harbouring something darker at its core. Barry Nyle (Michael Rogers) has been experimenting on Elena (Eva Allen) and seems to be opening up her latent telekinetic powers while keeping her heavily sedated. Nyle has a deep troubled history of his own, dating back to psychotropic drug experimentation in his youth and it becomes more apparent through the interaction with this new specimen. When I…

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  • Brian O'Blivion

    ★★★★★ Added by Brian O'Blivion

    It's the John Maus album of '80s (and '70s and '60s) surreal and existential sci-fi/horror cinema. An idealized, laser-precise vision of our past, like a perfect NES emulator running Ninja Gaiden II the way you remember it in your most vivid dreams. It's your life flashing before your eyes, the camera cruising down the underground hallways of your memory. There are different types of derivation and homage, and this is my favorite.

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  • CT Davenport

    ★★★★★ Added by CT Davenport

    This film has replaced 2001: A Space Odyssey, as my favorite film of all time. It is certainly not for everyone, and I will be the first to acknowledge that, but personally Beyond The Black Rainbow has everything I look for in a film. Great visuals, phenomenal soundtrack, convincing actors, compelling story and characters, well set tone, and beautiful cinematography.

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  • Forrest Ellsworth

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Forrest Ellsworth 14 May, 2013 1

    I totally get the hate for this film, but fuck you and you're wrong.

    BEYOND THE BLACK RAINBOW is like nothing I have seen before. It wears its influences on its sleeve but instead of just being a winking a homage or mishmash of prior sci-fi, Panos Cosmatos takes these influences and creates something new and completely original. The use of color in this film is simply criminal. It is just too fucking good. No film should be this visually…

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  • slippers

    ★★★★★ Added by slippers 1

    cool

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  • Matt

    ★★★★★ Watched by Matt 01 Mar, 2013

    Nothing compares.

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