Michael Mann is world famous for his hard-hitting, realistic, Oscar-nominated crime dramas, but he also directed the World War II horror movie THE KEEP, a supernatural thriller that got so mangled that Michael Mann tried to keep it from being released for many, many years. How bad is THE KEEP, really? And why is it the perfect double feature with NIGHT OF THE DEMON (a.k.a. CURSE OF THE DEMON), a film Martin Scorsese once called one of the scariest movies ever made?
You’ll find out in this week’s exciting episode, and you’ll also get reviews of the new releases LIFE OF THE PARTY, BREAKING IN, BEAST and LU OVER THE WALL. Hurray!
Welcome back to Critically Acclaimed, where highbrow and lowbrow collide! Every week, film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold review a BAD movie of YOUR choice and pair it with a GREAT movie of THEIR choice, to make an awesome and enlightening double feature. They also review new movies, answer your letters and more!
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0:01 – Introductions
4:01 – Life of the Party
14:01 – Breaking In
24:25 – Beast
32:12 – Lu Over the Wall
43:31 – The Keep
1:05:11 – Night of the Demon
1:30:45 – Letters Column: Movies That Are Better On VHS, Should All Movies Be Taken Seriously/Are All Movies Political?, A Projectionist’s Dilemma, The BIG Downsides of the Disney/Fox Merger, The Best Movies About Starting a New Job
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