• Ben Whitcombe

    Watched by Ben Whitcombe 24 Oct, 2016

    I mean yeah it's really good and colourful and stuff but I couldn't really tell any of the characters apart and didn't really know what was happening


  • dEL

    ★★★★ Watched by dEL 24 Oct, 2016

    Open up and let the devil in.


  • robmcmillan

    ★★★★ Watched by robmcmillan 24 Oct, 2016

    Sweeping and claustrophobic in turns, the technical power of 'Black Narcissus' is undeniable, and goes a great distance to obscuring the contradictory deficiencies of its narrative understatements. The gorgeous and glorious Technicolor is a character in its own right, bursting with vibrance that both contradicts and emboldens the eroticism percolating just below the surface.


  • Gareth James

    ★★★★★ Watched by Gareth James 08 Oct, 2016

    A masterpiece of mood and visually gorgeous, Black Narcissus simmers over with sexual tension and longing. Powell and Pressburger's focus on a group of nuns trying to maintain a mission in the hills of the Himalayas is outstanding in its technical detail, being largely shot at Pinewood Studios - the painted backdrops and sound design give Narcissus's remote location significant depth.

    Above all, Black Narcissus is a masterpiece in unspoken meaning and sexuality, even to the point of giving its…


  • Thom Loudon

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Thom Loudon 21 Oct, 2016

    The close-up of Sister Ruth applying the vividest pink red lipstick as a deadly subversive act against the suffocating purity of the order is one of the cinematic sequences genuinely seared into my brain forever. In a good way. Its utter blood chilling perfection. The candlelight, the sweat on Ruth’s face, her crazed smile, the angry jealous eyes of Clodagh who coolly slides the bible into her hands in a defiant but hopeless gesture against the eerie atmosphere of sexual…


  • mallcoremom

    ★★★ Watched by mallcoremom 19 Oct, 2016

    whew [wipes brow] those are some little shorts & some outdated ideas !

    lov those matte paintings though


  • ryan k.

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by ryan k. 18 Oct, 2016 1

    yo these nuns be trippin'


  • Katrina

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Katrina 11 Oct, 2016

    the best film about sexually repressed nuns ever


  • Conan Tan

    ★★★½ Watched by Conan Tan 18 Aug, 2016

    One of the better films of 1947.


  • CineDrips

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by CineDrips 12 Oct, 2016

    Compelling and beautiful, 'Black Narcissus' is a film that has a strong visual appeal. The use of colors, shadows and close-ups is really amazing.


  • Stephen Jayne

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Stephen Jayne 11 Oct, 2016

    Second time watching, and I'm still blown away by Powell and Pressburger's films. Completely cinematic, expertly filmed, and beautifully acted.


  • taliasara

    ★★★★★ Watched by taliasara 10 Oct, 2016

    More beautiful than Mr Dean on a tiny horse