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Movie: Black Narcissus (1947)

On the invitation of a local potentate, a group of five Anglican nuns come to a valley above Darjeeling to establish a convent; for their purposes they are given use of an old mountaintop palace slash harem. Isolated, far from home, exposed to constant winds and distant views of the matte paintings "Naked Goddess" mountains, the sisters find themselves unraveling, perhaps, just a bit. Directed by Powell and Pressburger. While not as spicy and erotic now as it probably was in its day to young Catholics like Scorsese and Coppola, it is still a gorgeous and fine melodrama. Starring Deborah Kerr, the scorching gaze of Kathleen Byron, and unfortunately Jean Simmons among others in brownface. [more inside]
posted by fleacircus on Nov 28, 2020 - 12 comments

Movie: The Little Hours

The Little Hours, the only movie currently in theaters based on the Decameron and starring Audrey Plaza and Alison Brie, depicts a young servant in 14th century Italy who flees his master and winds up at a convent full of emotionally unstable nuns. [more inside]
posted by chesty_a_arthur on Jul 17, 2017 - 11 comments

Constantine: The Saint Of Last Resorts: Part 2  Season 1, Ep 9

John saves himself from the invunche by possessing himself with the demon Pazuzu, but before he can self-exorcise, Pazuzu takes control of his body and kills five gang members, landing John in jail.
posted by Small Dollar on Jan 17, 2015 - 6 comments

Constantine: The Saint of Last Resorts  Season 1, Ep 8

John and Chas investigate a child abduction in a Mexican convent as a favor to a member of John's Newcastle crew and discover the ancient forces behind the rising darkness. Back in Georgia, Zed's past comes back to haunt her.
posted by Small Dollar on Dec 13, 2014 - 7 comments

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