Frank Ocean’s list of his 100 favorite films, as published in “Boys Don’t Cry” on the release of his album,…
Pray for Rosemary's Baby
A young couple moves into an infamous New York apartment building to start a family. Things become frightening as Rosemary begins to suspect her unborn baby isn't safe around their strange neighbors.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Roman Polanski’s American debut is a masterfully crafted psychological horror full of portentous dread, palpable paranoia and a queasy atmosphere. Rather than relying on cheap jump scares and graphic horror it is a film that worms its way into your subconscious as its insidious terror takes hold. Although very much a story for and about its times there is an ageless quality to the film’s creeping and unstoppable evil.
Based on Ira Levin’s novel, Rosemary’s Baby tells the story of a paranoid young mother-to-be who believes her interfering elderly neighbours are the head of a coven of witches with nefarious intentions for her unborn child. It is a film loaded with subtext as it explores the divide between generations and…
Roman Polanski's first American feature is a masterwork of outstanding direction, polished screenplay & stellar performances that may lean towards the supernatural in small doses but what truly makes it an enduring masterpiece of its genre is the seamless manner in which it employs the psychological elements of horror into its premise by creating a chilling sense of dread, paranoia & suspense over the course of its runtime.
Based on the novel of the same name, the story of Rosemary's Baby takes place in the year of 1966 and concerns a young couple; struggling actor Guy Woodhouse & his lovely wife Rosemary, who move into a notorious apartment building in New York and are gleefully greeted by their elderly but eccentric neighbours. The…
First watch of Hoop-Tober 2.0. Rosemary and Guy, a young couple planning to have three children in the foreseeable future, move into a new apartment, infamous for its history of housing some of New York’s most frightening horrors. As soon as Rosemary gets pregnant she begins to increasingly suspect her nosy neighbours to plan to inflict harm upon her unborn baby. Telling you more about the plot would be a sin! I went into this without knowing anything about it, except for the critical acclaim, and was surprised big time again and again by the twisty plot and the haunting atmosphere that kicks in directly after one very, very peculiar scene. The premise, once fully unfolded, of Rosemary’s Baby is…
Not Quite Hoop-Tober: Day 27
I'm really at a loss for words to describe how much I love Rosemary's Baby. I always hate when writers say that because it feels supremely disingenuous, but I genuinely don't know how to properly express my appreciation for this wonderful film. I could harp on the standard beats I usually go through: its cinematography is dizzying in its precision, Rosemary's character and Mia Farrow's performance are daunting in both their depth and complexity, and the way it presents fear of faith (in yourself and those around you) is as haunting as it is mesmerizing. But this isn't really what makes the movie great.
Sure, I could read it as an exploration of the horrors…
If I lived in that fucking gorgeous apartment in The Dakota you wouldn't see me complaining about my demon baby
It's 95 degrees outside; people are dying of the heat. But somewhere a baby is crying. Dressed in a white gown and blue robes, Rosemary recalls the Virgin Mary, as she walks through the linen-closet-cum-gates-of-hell to meet her child for the first time, knife poised in hand.
We all know who this baby is - that baby with the red eyes who she finally, gently, rocks in its pitch black bassinet with a subverted cross mobile.
Polanski leads us to this creepy, disturbing and - let's be honest - rather hilarious resolution with skill and subtlety, and so we, too, accept it, just as Rosemary accepts her "off"spring.
This is a story of love gone bad, of the classic swarthy…
fuck me is this movie spooky
Literally oh my GOD
It's a great example of contemporary filmmaking.
Phenomenal performance by Mia Farrow! Polanski's mastery over the craft is apparent. Influence of Hitchcock can be sensed here. I particularly loved how the film makes you care so much for Rosemary that you hope that somehow the inevitable doesn't happen, only because you care for Rosemary so much!
Acting was amazing specially from "Mia Farrow" and "Ruth Gordon"
The story was good
Soundtrack, Directing etc was so amazing
What a fuckin' ride, man.
Roman Polanski did such a phenomenal job directing this movie that I am literally in awe. The pacing and tone and dialogue and everything is so meticulously crafted to maintain this crazy anxiety from the opening scene to the closing that I honestly thought I might go into shock.
It was all so eerie and disturbing and icky - it 100% got under my skin. While I wouldn't ever say it was scary, it was the perfect horror movie. It made me uncomfortable and disturbed and was also absolutely gripping, without a single jump scare. The tone made me think of The Witch that came out recently, which is also a favorite of mine.
I love the horror and suspense that was built up til the end of the movie. In general, I really like the theme of this movie.
inspired by Jack Bower's most recent list, I decided to do an interactive list where you just comment your favorite…