Beyond the Black Rainbow is one of the most frustrating films I’ve seen recently. I love Cosmatos’s dedication to building a world ripped straight from the covers of 80s VHS boxes lying in the genre section, but the nuts and bolts of his storytelling could use a serious fuel-injection. 99 more words
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In its opening minutes Beyond the Black Rainbow prepares its audience for its slow motion, abstract tone with phrases like “a state of mind”, “a way of being”, “a practical application of an abstract ideal”, and “the dawning of a new era in the human race and the human soul.” … 401 more words
It doesn’t sound like this guy’s car is gonna start—dead battery, probably.
We do eventually get some song, here—at around the one-minute mark—though you won’t find much melody beyond the sci-fi soundtrack variety (says one YouTube commenter: “It sounds like the beginning of a paranormal show, for a long time.”). 77 more words
Written and directed by Panos Cosmatos. Stars Eva Bourne, Michael Rogers and Scott Hylands.
The year is 1983 and it has been nearly twenty years since the Arboria commune has developed true happiness through the use of pharmacology and science. 320 more words