All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1167. An easy way of seeing how…
The nightmare world of a virgin's dreams becomes the screen's shocking reality!
Carol, a Belgian manicurist living with her sister, Helen, in a London flat, is simultaneously attracted and repulsed by sex. Carol's awkward feelings towards men are worsened by her sister's affair with a married man. When the pair go away on holiday, leaving Carol alone in the apartment, her moments of catalepsy and hallucination increase and deepen into madness.
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“I must get this crack mended.”
What we have here is a failure to communicate. Just as bad is the failure to observe. They are failures with which we all are overly familiar, whether we know it or not. Lost in a haze of tact and duplicity and feigned invulnerability and self-loathing, we keep what we think to ourselves. A wise and proper move at times; a misleading and destructive bit of stonewalling at others. And as we’re being selectively tight-lipped, we turn inward to consider what we should not consider sharing. Too focused on our navels to notice others' miscommunication and carefully chosen silence, to truly read between the lines and see them and their concerns.…
Repulsion shows off a few skeletons.
Polanski established early in his career his knack for setting up tension. This movie has a supreme attention to detail. No clues are given at the start about where this movie may be heading, but you'll soon find yourself neck deep. Catherine Denevue supervises your stay in her cramped, deluded, surreal apartment. The stay gets stranger with time.
This is a movie that pushed boundaries. It is the first movie to feature a female orgasm that got by the British Board of Film Censors. It has a few scenes that must have had audiences walking out of the theater. Set mostly in a small apartment (Rosemary's Baby much?) this is so clearly a Roman…
There is something uniquely intriguing about watching a talented filmmaker trying to find his footing in one of his first films, especially in a setting where he is in total control, namely the mind of his protagonist.
To me true horror comes in the shape of losing control. This film is about that and it is unrelenting in the terror that Catherine Deneuve suffers through. She is slowly losing her mind and that gradual process is depicted beautifully.
Polanski tenaciously tightens the screws and always keeps you as a viewer unaware when he is going to make a transition from the real world to Deneuve's delusions. These transitions are so smooth that they have a very unsettling effect. What struck…
Roman Polanski's first English speaking movie will be 50 years old next year. In this one Catherine Deneuve plays a very confused and very disturbed young woman. Left alone when her sister goes on vacation, she finds herself besieged on all sides by the demons of her past. Deneuve is outstanding in the lead role. My blu-ray upgrade was somewhat disappointing as many scenes were almost impossible to see what was happening.
I have seen many of Roman's movies...his early ones are a challenge to get through....Repulsion would fall in that category. Final thought: Even with Deneuve's impressive performance this was not an enjoyable movie to watch....and very hard to recommend. I would rather watch Chinatown for the 100th time than ever watch Repulsion again.
Film #38 of JC13's I Do Believe I Just Shit Myself September/October Horror Marathon
"I must get this crack mended."- Carole Ledoux
Roman Polanski's Repulsion is an odd film to say the least. It is listed as a Horror film, but doesn't become one till pretty late into the film. It is beautifully photographed in crisp Black and White and has great music. The acting is great all around too. The problem is, the film just isn't very exciting. Once it becomes a Horror film it gains some momentum, but not enough for me to like the film. It has some great stuff that was quite surprising, but unfortunately the film really drags at times. It felt a lot longer than it was. Who knows, maybe I'll like it better after a second viewing. 6.5/10
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An unsettling film about the repercussions of harassment and objectification on an unstable mind. Some scenes reminded me very much of Rosemary's Baby which I've seen many more times.
Don't worry, he'll get her a brandy and everything will be alright.
I don't know if any of you are aware but: I am not a woman. I've never been one and I never will be one. I can never truly know what it is like to be a woman. When #YesAllWomen was making the rounds I was aghast at all of the things I was reading. Sure as a man I might know what it is like to feel afraid whilst walking through a particularly "rough" neighborhood, but I will never know what it is like to live every day in a world where half the population is a potential threat to my well-being. Sure, "not all men" but how can you ever really know who is truly a, "good guy"…
October Overlook Madness continues! Boo!
After today there are only three more days of this October Overlook Madness, and we will already miss the incredible movies that we managed to see, the good and the bad, the great and the mediocre, the scary and the funny, we miss it all, and it’s always an experience that will follow us, sadly, to the grave, as with each movie we become more and more aware of our mortality, and with every hour spent we feel that we are one step closer to that ultimate demise, the time where we will finally fall for the saddest and maybe horrifying death that we have destined for us. So, hey, happy days,…
"I must get this crack mended."
Roman Polanski's Repulsion is a captivating and tense movie that could be classified as both arthouse and psychological horror. Catherine Deneuve plays Carol, a reserved and sexually-repressed young woman who starts manifesting symptoms of schizophrenia (in my opinion) and eventually suffers a mental breakdown.
Beautifully shot in black and white, Repulsion is the first of the Apartment trilogy films, and we can observe Carol's mental deterioration through her behaviour but also through the state of the apartment in which she confines herself. The rooms change size, the walls become malleable, cracks suddenly appear, the layout becomes confusing, and nightmares and hallucinations plague Carol.
Polanski's attention to detail is impressive.…
First of the Apartment's trilogy with a young Deneuve, this film is a must watch for those who are interested in psychological horror. Or just movies in general. You will be blown away by the Polanski's genie and Deneuve's performance.
WOW what a movie. Catherine Deneuve is fucking hot, and she does an absolutely amazing performance as Carol, a mentally unhinged woman who just goes off the deep end. Extremely creepy atmosphere throughout the movie, the effects and the hallucinations are so chilling!
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- A Trip to the Moon
- The Great Train Robbery
- The Birth of a Nation
- Les Vampires
- Citizen Kane
- 2001: A Space Odyssey
- Tokyo Story
- The Rules of the Game
- A Page of Madness
- Un Chien Andalou
- L'âge d'or
- Meshes of the Afternoon
A big collection of films that might be considered as strange, mindfucking, surreal and weird. Sorted by year. Suggestions are…