Black Rainbow (english audio)
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This is a shame as Rosanna Arquete gives a supurb performance as the fake psychic who begins to realise that her powers are for real. She starts to go slowly mad as she sees all the tragedies around her before they've even occurred. It's no surprise that she's subsequently worked with such names as Martin Scorese and Quentin Tarantino as her performance is very powerful.
Tom Hulce and Jason Robards are both excellent as the journalist who stumbles on her secret and the father who just wants to exploit it.
Hopefully like other films Hodges has directed such as 'Croupier' it will find its audience late and come to be appreciated as the suspense classic that it deserves to be.
Superficially a paranormal thriller, it's actually a highly-atmospheric drama with supernatural overtones. In many ways reminiscent of a superior "X-Files" episode, it features fine performances from Jason Robards (not-surprisingly) and Rosanna Arquette (more surprising, but then Ms. Arquette has always suffered from a poor choice of movies rather than lack of ability).
It's not exactly light-viewing, but it's engrossing throughout, well-directed by Mike Hodges and well worth a couple of hours of your time.
It's that old chestnut, the medium who sees too much - in this case getting messages from dead people who haven't died yet - and puts her life in danger, but it's rarely been done this well. Starting off as a sort of Emily Gantry as written by Eugene O'Neill (with Jason Robards playing another of his drunken pater familiases), it offers Rosanna Arquette her best role, and she certainly rises to the challenge. The premonition scenes carry a real frisson, there are neat humanising touches (the hitman for once has a family life and can't get a decent seat on an airplane) and Hodges' dialog is surprisingly good.Read more ›
- this German edition has the English language version on it and the German subtitles can be switched off. Possibly the only slight difficulty is that in order to find the English version, you do have to negotiate the German index first, although this isn't particularly difficult!
Watched 3 times so far, still not bored.
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It's a story about an itinerant preacher's daughter, who travels with her father, (Jason Robards) and performs as a 'seer'. But she has a darker, more sensual side... Read morePublished on 2 Oct. 2013 by Dennis Arkley
Martha (Rosanna Arquette) is a fake medium. Her dad Walter(Jason Robards) acts as her manager. Walter likes his drink and Martha likes hotel clerks. Read morePublished on 11 July 2013 by The Movie Guy