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  • The Invisible Man

    The Invisible Man

    ★★★★½

    I'm only vaguely familiar with any previous version of The Invisible Man story, so I had nothing on which to form any prior judgment. I know I should probably have seen (or read) at least one by now, but alas… I would assume this has more in common with Hollow Man, which I also never saw, than most of the others. However, I watched this almost solely based on Upgrade, which was sorely underappreciated despite actually being great. I'll probably…

  • Daniel Isn't Real

    Daniel Isn't Real

    ★★½

    A Tales from the Crypt episode directed by Clive Barker that went on for far too long. Really not regretting missing this one at Beyond Fest anymore. Pretty much a hot mess. Mishandles any possibly redeeming point it may have been trying to make. Wish I had just watched Mandy again instead.
    P.S. When Luke put on that red suit and slicked his hair back, I was ready to see him dance down those steps to "Rock and Roll Part 2."

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  • The Juniper Tree

    The Juniper Tree

    ★★★½

    I had somehow never seen this before, but the restoration looked flawless. Worth a watch for Björk (of course) and the beatifully brutal Icelandic landscape.
    P.S. Q&A revealed the son was actually played by a girl.
    P.P.S. There was a credit for The Juniper Tree logo. Unsure if it was just the creator of the Papyrus font.

  • Freaked

    Freaked

    ★★★★★

    I had been meaning to see this for years, although I don't recall actually knowing about it when it was originally released. I missed the New Beverly's last screening of it, and the DVD is out of print and expensive. So, when this screening was announced with a ton of people involved with making the film in attendance, I knew this was finally my best chance to see it. Luckily I bought a ticket ahead of time because it sold…