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PIRANHAS Review

Claudio Giovannesi’s Piranhas is a sensitive portrayal of crime-family culture in Naples but suffers from a script struggling to make its characters as real as the violence.

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THE MOUNTAIN Review

The Mountain is a tough watch, not just because of how exceedingly slow and boring it is, but also because there’s so much excellent filmmaking at play here that is hamstrung by the script.

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Fantasia 2019: DOOR LOCK Review

Door Lock is a well shot and at times fiercely creepy thriller that almost acts as a companion piece to Sleep Tight, and while I wouldn’t say it reaches the same heights as the original, it deviates enough from the source material to feel like its own story.

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WEIRD SCIENCE Arrow Blu-ray Review

It was a joy revisiting this quintessential ’80s film, and while it doesn’t hold up as well as some other classics of the decade, Arrow did a great job restoring it and presenting a lovingly crafted package celebrating this piece of comedy history in a definitive edition.

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Fantasia 2019: 8 Review

Atmospheric and unsettling, 8 utilizes moody visuals and excellent sound design to deliver a satisfying folk-horror story that, while inconsistent, is well worth a look.