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  1. natalieb's rating of the film Kuroneko

  2. kinotopia's rating of the film Kuroneko

  3. João Rocha's rating of the film Kuroneko

    Visual/lightning masterpiece

  4. grotescsetorg's rating of the film Kuroneko

  5. Bram Vroonland's rating of the film Kuroneko

    The photography in this picture is to die for. Japanese DOA's at the time really had a good hang of the low key aesthetic. Additionally, the shots in and of the eerie forest and the ritualistic movements were a joy to watch. On the other hand, I'm a bit over the phallic / oedipal narratives that seem to dominate a lot of these Japanese films from that era. If done right they're amazing, if not it's just average.

  6. ermete polpette's rating of the film Kuroneko

  7. Fabio Osvaldo Carta's rating of the film Kuroneko

  8. εξώτερο Διάστημα's rating of the film Kuroneko

    3,5 If you're slightly familiar with multiple medieval debates and iconographic evolutions surrounding the “identity” of the apparition that showed up during the necromantic session when Saul asked witch of Endor to predict his future (Was the dead brought back to life? Had his “spirit” appeared? Did the witch trick the king? Had the devil resurrected a “phantasm” under the guise of Samuel? Had Satan himself assumed

  9. Emil Kurjak's rating of the film Kuroneko

    È tutto vero la tua troia ci ama sul serio

  10. kit duckworth's rating of the film Kuroneko

    repetition really suits this movie and that quality along with the score and darkened, limited sets make this feel claustrophobic and cyclical.

  11. Il secondo maestro del revolver's rating of the film Kuroneko

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  13. Rose Sco's rating of the film Kuroneko

    Great score. Shindo uses old lore to pull off some of the most irreverent, feminist subtext I've ever seen, all the way to the end. Even though rape is central to this allegory, sexuality is clearly separate & superbly well-played. Victimhood doesn't ultimately own these women, nor even does revenge. Likewise, the tragedy of imposed hierarchy is shared. I was impressed. My buddy fell asleep halfway into it.

  14. filmcapsule's rating of the film Kuroneko

    I was a bit put off by the minimal (and not particularly artful) sound design and repetitive structure early in the film, but Shindô's theatrical staging in the 2nd act is fascinating. With lateral tracking shots, and in particularly creative changes in camera height, Shindô dynamically captures the interplay between two or three characters.

  15. Nick Schwab's rating of the film Kuroneko

    With each passing second, Kuroneko sucks you into its ghostly realm exponentially. At first, it seems more mood and plot than story heavy, but once the long setup for context is established, the narrative deepens and becomes layered and poignant before it ends to make your heart bleed. It tells us symbolically that war is something that everyone loses in. Hate and revenge just means more-and-more bloodshed.

  16. Andrew Miller's rating of the film Kuroneko

    I'm always up for supernatural cats-- but the atmospheres here pale in comparison to his earlier Onibaba.

  17. Myles's rating of the film Kuroneko

    Basically Kill Bill, but with cat-ghost avengers.

  18. Wee Hunk's rating of the film Kuroneko

    Mother's love vs. a wife's love. Very different.

  19. Scorpio Velvet's rating of the film Kuroneko

    Shindo returned to the ghost story world after his success with ONIBABA. This time with two ghostly vampiric cat women. While it has good atmospheric cinematography and interesting storyline, the film itself plays out like the pervious one. Again, it'd make a puurrrr-fect double feature with ONIBABA.

  20. Alexander Dunkelberger's rating of the film Kuroneko

    Gorgeously stylized, with imagery both beautiful and frightening. Told in movements, dances, killings, and emotions, this film unravels like a poem, a simple fable with profound meaning told effectively. A love story and a tale of revenge, about the damage that is done when unspeakable crimes are committed.

  21. Illusion Travels By Streetcar's rating of the film Kuroneko

    "I mean, there's a cautionary sensibility to it..."

  22. Nelson Núñez's rating of the film Kuroneko

    Aunque carece de la contundencia de Onibaba, Kuroneko tiene una buena premisa y atmósferas sobrenaturales fascinantes, aunque en el fondo es una trágica historia de amor. Sin embargo, el guión pareciera no desarrollarse en todo su potencial. Vale la pena.

  23. masood's rating of the film Kuroneko

  24. The Obsidian Mirror's rating of the film Kuroneko

    Se il film precorre le tematiche dei più recenti film di genere, lo fa in maniera sottile, suggerendo piuttosto che mostrando, e con atmosfere del tutto diverse: dialoghi, recitazione, costumi e ambientazione, tutto contribuisce a dare alla rappresentazione un'eleganza senza tempo mutuata dal teatro classico giapponese. Leggi tutto su:

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