• grouchoromano

    ★★★½ Added by grouchoromano

    Forse l'apice della ricerca pittorica e sensuale del duo: un melodramma come sempre spiazzante nei toni e nelle scelte narrative che usa i colori, le luci, gli odori, i corpi per far esplodere le pulsioni. Sempre più vicini al cinema puro

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  • Brian Welk

    ★★★★★ Watched by Brian Welk 09 Jul, 2015

    So lush and gorgeous. And in color! It grows from a fairly stately story to one that's blooming in melodrama, and it's just amazing.

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  • Jumpingfrog

    ★★★½ Watched by Jumpingfrog 25 Jul, 2015

    I make no bones about it, I don't like films about nuns, however Black Narcissus isn't (thankfully) your conventional nun film and while perhaps not quite a million miles away, it is still an awfully long way away from The Sound Of Music, The Singing (or for that matter Flying) Nun, The Nun's Story or The Bells of St. Mary’s. For one thing religion isn't rammed down our throats and there's no divine intervention, rather it's a story of a…

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  • Jordan Smith

    Added by Jordan Smith 3

    I'm going to flat-out adore all of their movies, aren't I?

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  • qarmstrong

    ★★★★★ Added by qarmstrong

    Somebody needs to take Rob Zombie and Eli Roth and force them to watch this movie on repeat. It’s an almost perfect model for the structure of a horror movie. It’s a little like Die Hard: starts off slow, builds our investment in the characters before really taking the lid off. The first hour feels like an unusually talented studio hack working on a typical picture, but then… For the last half hour my jaw was on the floor. What…

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  • Jason Shah

    ★★★★ Watched by Jason Shah 15 Jul, 2015

    Ranked 1406 out of 6195 movies on my Flickchart.

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  • Jim

    ★★★★ Watched by Jim 15 Jul, 2015 3

    Lush expressionistic technicolor at its best, on par with Douglas Sirk. Worth seeing for Deborah Kerr's face alone. I bet when I watch this again next year I will love it even more. It's a gorgeous film with some of the best dissolves I've ever seen, particularly the "I never want to leave this place" moment. Thematically, it's akin to Peter Weir's early work in culture ignorance and displacement. Then it slowly reveals layers of repressed sexuality (almost in a…

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  • Hamus

    Watched by Hamus 14 Jul, 2015

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

    I don't know what I was expecting from Black Narcissus. Having thoroughly enjoyed A Matter of Life and Death , The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, and The Red Shoes, I guess I was expecting this one to be a light, magical, Technicolor experience as well.

    Whoops.

    It had brilliantly ravishing visuals but the mood of the film was far from light and magical. Black Narcissus was similar to The Shining in that the characters, originally believing they'd fare…

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  • Vince DI MEGLIO

    Watched by Vince DI MEGLIO 11 Jul, 2015

    Sister Clodagh: You're objectionable when you're sober and abominable when you're drunk!

    Mr. Dean: I quite agree.

    Sister Ruth's break was fascinating. Took off the habit, put on lipstick, and marched hungrily into the night looking for love.

    The incessant breeze made the whole film feel like a dream.

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  • Jake E. B.

    ★★★★★ Watched by Jake E. B. 11 Jul, 2015 2

    "I told you it was no place to put a nunnery. There's something in the atmosphere that makes everything seem exaggerated."

    I genuinely hope that Sister Ruth visits me in my nightmares.

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  • Ken Guidry

    ★★★★★ Watched by Ken Guidry 09 Jul, 2015

    I watched Red Shoes and Black Narcissus back-to-back, my introduction to Powell/Pressburger.

    Whereas Red Shoes dazzled me with its incredibly lavish, colorful style and breath-taking ballet sequences, Black Narcissus nearly made my jaw drop with how immaculate its production design and cinematography is. That overhead shot of sister superior ringing that bell which is located next to a cliff, first it's just a marvel of striking imagery, but soon it becomes more ominous and threatening. An astounding work of foreshadowing…

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  • Corey Atad

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Corey Atad 07 Jul, 2015

    Bitches be cray! But who can blame 'em when they're sexually repressed by a strict religious order, thrown into the sensual howling winds of the Indian Himalayas, and confronted with a strong-jawed, legs-to-the-sky, hairy-chested Adonis named Dean?

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