3.7 stars. Very nimbly balanced allegory worthy of Kafka. I love how the seemingly abstracted shots become chillingly recontextualised. It's pretty funny too for a film that circles suicide and depression. A very English kind of melancholy brutalism that slowly worms its way inside you. Great viewing for film students!
I have had quite an extensive experience of British cinema, yet it was only today, at the age of 59 years, 4 months and 20 days, that I first came across The Black Tower. It had somehow bypassed my radar, or perhaps I had been vaguely aware of its existence, only to forget it. I doubt I will see it again; even if I were to find it, no doubt it would not be the same. No film could be, least of all this one.