Beyond the Black Rainbow
This is your mind over the rainbow.
If you were to pass out after chasing several drops of LSD with Absinth, you're dreams may look something like Beyond The Black Rainbow, a challenging, phantasmagorical, and staggeringly bizzare experience that is both hard to shake and impossible to forget. Only for the most adventurous of film lovers, it recalls the same mood and madness of the surreal wave of films from the likes of Lynch, Kubrick, Gasper Noe, Jodorwosky, and Cronenberg.. It's long, excessive, flawed, and just may be a pretentious mess, but on the other hand it's daring, original, visually dazzling, frightening, fearless, and bizarre. My only trouble with it is with the last ten minutes or so, but everything up to that, especially the second act (the peak?) when full on nightmare logic takes over, is a hypnotic journey into visionary pleasures. Not for the faint of heart or anyone looking for something linear. (NR- frightening sequences and images, drug content, bloody violence, and sexual images.)