• Corey Hiscocks

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Corey Hiscocks 05 Mar, 2015

    Becoming one of my all-time favorites. I'll come back to this.


  • Gavin Midgley

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Gavin Midgley 19 Feb, 2015

    Utterly intoxicating.


  • Walker King

    ★★★★★ Watched by Walker King 15 Jan, 2015

    Excellent use of close-ups that isolate the pure facial features of each actress, exaggerated by their white habits. Less erotic than reputed, Jean Simmons dancing aside. Sister Ruth's "crazy look" is really terrifying.


  • Danny Webster

    ★★★★★ Watched by Danny Webster 10 Jan, 2015 7

    Director Project

    Director: Michael Powell (and Emeric Pressburger) (Third Film)

    Black Narcissus is startling. It's startling because of its omniscient and thick erotic atmosphere, and all of this, in a film about nuns setting up a school in India. The immediate purity of the clothing worn by the nuns is (yet again) masterfully inventive as it opposes the natural and vibrant colours of the Himalayas and its surrounding terrain. Carnality meets oppressed sexuality in a film that doesn't rely on…


  • Miles Lemaire

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Miles Lemaire 02 Jan, 2015

    My appreciation for this one grows with every re-watch. Powell and Pressburger are in my personal Mt. Rushmore of filmmakers. So many subversive ideas and images in such a crowd pleasing package. Oh yeah, and it's gorgeous beyond measure. Nothing else looks like this.


  • Timcop

    ★★★★★ Watched by Timcop 28 Dec, 2014 2

    Nuns On The Run (From Sanity)


  • Glorbes

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Glorbes 20 Dec, 2014

    That's right...I watched it again (this time with my brother). And he liked it too.


  • T. Heilman

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by T. Heilman 11 Dec, 2014

    Just a few comments...

    1) The first (and best) "Nunsploitation" film ever made.
    2) Jack Cardiff's cinematography gives me an erection.
    3) Kathleen Byron is wicked hot in this too.

    That aside, among the finest of all British cinema. A film both secular and non-secular can enjoy that will reflect their separate beliefs.


  • Glorbes

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Glorbes 29 Nov, 2014

    Re-watched it with my mom in a double bill with The Best Years of Our Lives. She liked it, and so did I (evidently).


  • 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.


  • 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…


  • Andrew Bemis

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Andrew Bemis 20 Sep, 2014

    While I liked Black Narcissus when I saw it years ago, seeing it on Blu-ray was a totally different experience; it's gone to the top of the list of movies I'd gladly travel to see on 35mm. The use of color here is amazing even by Powell and Pressburger's usual high standards; a simple reveal of a red dress late in the film is one of the most erotically charged moments I've ever seen in a movie. "Best Nunsploitation movie…