• Joren Cain

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Joren Cain 30 Jun, 2015

    Between this, "Colonel Blimp," and "The Red Shoes," it's indisputable that Michael Powell was one the best directors in all of cinema. A beautiful synthesis of acting, cinematography, music, art direction, and mood, "Black Natcissus" pits 5 or so nuns against nature. Like the character of Mr. Dean, Werner Herzog could have predicted that they never would have lasted on that mountain. But the film, part romance and part horror, leads down paths that are both unpredictable and truthful.


  • Timcop

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Timcop 28 Jun, 2015

    The second film about sexually repressed nuns going mad in a remote location that I've seen this week, this time featuring way less systematic torture. Who would've thought that technicolor could be so terrifying.


  • John Sant

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by John Sant 14 Jun, 2015

    14 June 2015 🔄 ★★★★★


  • rkornhauser

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by rkornhauser 31 May, 2015

    Debe de tener los mejores Crazy Eyes del cine. Ah, los conflictos de la pasión y la religión, cuántas horas de reflexión y arte pueden darnos.


  • Olevar

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Olevar 31 May, 2015 3

    Me perdonará San Gordon Willis, pero qué manera tan absolutamente magistral tiene Jack Cardiff de retratar las miradas y los ojos de los personajes. No solamente para mostrar el descenso a la locura de la hermana Ruth, sino en cada fade out que se hace sobre Sister Clodagh. Todo se va poco a poco a negros, pero por un segundo sus ojos permanecen brillando. Se siente hasta mágico.

    ¿Y la película? Pues una gloria. Creo que no hay una de las que he visto de Powell y Pressburger o de Powell dirigiendo solo, que no me parezca maravillosa.


  • Elsa López

    ★★★★★ Added by Elsa López

    Qué cinta más hermosa. Lo que más me gustó es esta sutileza con la que nos transporta a la locura de Ruth (y de todas, quizás). Los paisajes quietos, la mirada de la locura en primer plano y el trasfondo religioso: sublime.


  • Joe Campbell

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Joe Campbell 27 May, 2015 1

    This is one of the most technically fascinating movies I've ever seen. The entire film is shot in a soundstage to look like it's the Himalayas, resulting in some iconic sets, beautiful matte paintings, and striking imagery.

    In fact, striking imagery make up a good portion of this film, as it starts out as little more than an unconventional story of nuns losing themselves in the mountains, then becomes an all out horror film in the third act. The theme…


  • zugenia

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by zugenia 02 May, 2015

    The Nitrate Picture Show at the Eastman House. The weave of the nun's habits, and the glowing blue of a mental blackout.


  • Chaz_420

    ★★★★★ Added by Chaz_420

    guess how much work I got done today...................Nun.


  • martin martin kochany

    ★★★★★ Added by martin martin kochany

    So erotic intense and suppressed


  • Sky

    ★★★★★ Watched by Sky 30 Mar, 2015

    The last twenty minutes are amazing and so beautifully shot (as were the other eighty).


  • Dave Bastian

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Dave Bastian 15 Mar, 2006

    Five nuns lose their faith—and their minds—in a remote Himalayan samaritan outpost. This is the Mother Superior of the nun genre—a beautiful, terrifying, hot-blooded melodrama that begins with a whisper and goes out with a scream. Stunning technicolor photography by Jack Cardiff and art direction by Alfred Junge, both of whom won Oscars. One of the most chilling portraits of madness ever committed to film.