• Sean Payne

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Sean Payne 22 Nov, 2014

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.


  • Gooner

    Watched by Gooner 02 Nov, 2014

    Achingly beautiful Technicolor

    I may have come out of this film with a thing for nuns now...


  • Joseph Brown

    ★★★★ Watched by Joseph Brown 15 Nov, 2014

    Great film, and it looks incredible. This is one I'll have to get on blu.


  • Ricardo Zimmermann

    ★★★★★ Added by Ricardo Zimmermann

    Many things can be extracted from Black Narcissus. The most shocking one, was how an atmosphere can dominate who belongs to it, and the way of its domination was remembering their inconscient (fleshly) desires as human beings, especially Sister Ruth.


  • Andrew Falk

    ★★★ Watched by Andrew Falk 05 Nov, 2014

    This story of nuns in a Himalayan opening a school and hospital while secretly filled with deep longing is unique and visually beautiful, but I didn't ever feel fully engaged. See it for the Technicolor shot compositions alone, and the story might click more for you than it did for me.


  • silentrunnning

    ★★★½ Watched by silentrunnning 14 Jun, 2014

    "What would Christ have done?"


  • Jacob Gehman

    ★★★½ Added by Jacob Gehman

    I have mixed feelings on this--I manically swing from thinking it is a 5 star enterprise, to remembering that there were many stretches which felt relatively common (hint: "common" in this context means "bland").

    Visually Black Narcissus is great. The part I struggled with was the somewhat normal ("bland") cast of characters. Not that they were horrible--and many of them had some great moments. But I don't think those moments as a whole were enough to completely give them a…


  • Cameron Wayne Johnson

    ★★½ Watched by Cameron Wayne Johnson 20 Oct, 2014

    Finally, Greek mythology goes blaxploitation, y'all! Where the original Narcissus was turned into a flower, Black Narcissus gets turned into cannabis, right? Well, I'm very sorry about that, because that was offensive to black people, Geek-I mean, Greek mythology buffs, and film historians, because this film is white enough when you take out of consideration that it predates the blaxploitation era. To have "Black" in its title, this film sure was blowing minds back in 1947 with its vibrant color…


  • Christopher Runyon

    ★★★★ Watched by Christopher Runyon 16 Oct, 2014

    Feels unbelievably dense, as if I'd only scratched the surface with just one viewing. May need to see this again before I feel I have a full handle on what I just watched, but it's mysterious and intoxicating and gorgeous to look at on the big screen.


  • Cr8tive

    Watched by Cr8tive 13 Oct, 2014

    Interesting critical look at religion and organizational colonialism, the "narcissism" of the British Empire in particular. The nuns are representative of the most human traits of those who seek to live spiritual lives: pride, carnal desire,


  • Glorbes

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Glorbes 13 Oct, 2014

    I'm just a guy that likes movies, and I doubt I have anything new to offer in terms of insight into this film, but I have now watched it 3 times, and each viewing has increased my love and admiration for it. Denying ourselves humanity, imposing our will on nature, and the struggle to maintain sanity are all things that are explored in the Archers film, as well as a palpable eroticism that is wonderfully suggested at every turn. And…


  • ab

    ★★★½ Watched by ab 11 Oct, 2014 4

    Part of the TSPDT 25% Challenge

    A great deconstruction of the suppressed desires within the monastic community, with a great performance by the stunning Deborah Kerr.

    And David Farrar is objectively the epitome of manliness