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Beyond The Black Rainbow Reviews

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March 1, 2015
A film for people who might call Stalker their favorite movie of all time if only it were more opaque. So, you know, a little audience, but a passionate one.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
August 15, 2014
Part Cronenberg, part Bava, and part De Palma ... It's a film that manages to feel both new and long-forgotten at the same time.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
February 6, 2013
The rich and strange debut of Panos Cosmatos throbs with style and portent, which proves a winning combination even if it is somewhat light in the narrative department.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 20, 2013
Audiences who appreciate oddball first efforts from talents such as Lynch (Eraserhead), Cronenberg (Shivers) and Jeunet (Delicatessen) will be thankful.
November 5, 2012
If 2001: A Space Odyssey had an evil twin masquerading as a horror film, this would be it. Beyond the Black Rainbow culls from untold volumes of film history even as it delivers its own uniquely brilliant freak-outs.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 6, 2012
a twisted version of 2001: A Space Odyssey which takes place in a psychological torture chamber rather than in the whole of the universe
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 25, 2012
The product of a fevered mad auteur... May prove to be one of the more rewarding and disturbing film experiences in many a year.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
May 17, 2012
The feature is extraordinary to watch, offering delirious visions that hypnotize and repulse, with distinct Cronenbergian encouragement that merges the magic of thought with the puzzle of flesh.
Full Review | Original Score: B
May 17, 2012
Imperfect, but gloriously so, creating, in its own way, a new, exciting, disorienting, unsettling, and long-overdue filmic language.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 17, 2012
A film that's shockingly disturbing at times but also quite beautiful in its artistry.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
May 17, 2012
Beyond The Black Rainbow is more surface than substance, but those surfaces are gleamingly polished enough to make for a hypnotic experiment that goes beyond genre pastiche or art-school wankery to seem formally daring.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
May 15, 2012
A welcome attempt to bring back the days of El Topo and Eraserhead, when night owls embraced directors who wanted to screw with viewers' heads, not just the ones who screwed up their chances for auteristic posterity.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 13, 2012
Something like a trippy grindhouse homage whose familiar images are refracted through a prism of blacklight posters, Jodorowsky films, and even Rob Zombie's grungy psychotropic sensibility.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 19, 2011
A reverential ode to Kubrick, Argento, Cronenberg, Altered States, John Carpenter synth scores, '70s sci-fi and '80s fantasy, and mind-boggling, hyper-stylized madness.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
March 21, 2013
There's much to admire about Panos Cosmatos' directorial debut, but the end result is admittedly not for all tastes.
December 15, 2012
If you follow the muddled spacy film's logic throughout, you deserve a merit honor badge for devotion to service beyond the call of duty.
Full Review | Original Score: C
December 4, 2012
Nothing much happens in this experimental-type science fiction horror film. What little does happen is at a slow-motion snail's pace.
Full Review | Original Score: D
July 26, 2012
The movie looks like it was lit by lava lamps, scored on Moog synthesizers, written between bong hits and acted underwater. None of this is meant as praise.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
July 16, 2012
While never quite dull, 'Beyond the Black Rainbow' doesn't achieve all the chills it's capable of.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 29, 2012
'Beyond' would be more interesting with limitations.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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