Review by Happy Lee Del Canto with FILM INQUIRY for Let Me Die Quietly
March 21st, 2015
"A KIND OF DREAM STATE: EDITING AT ITS FINEST"
"One of the technical aspects of this film, which makes it a joy to experience, is the fantastic editing. The transitions between the confessional booth, the X-rated movie theater, and the psychiatrist’s office is smooth and beautiful to look at. It is the seamless editing, coupled with Mario’s voice-over that gives the film a dreamlike quality, one sequence slowly melts into the next, as though you’re a part of Mario’s consciousness, experiencing the extraordinary events he’s a part of through his altered perception.
It is said the pace of the editing can make or break a film, and in this case, Let Me Die Quietly has nothing to envy high-budget productions of any kind. Sleek and fluid, the editing carries the sequences forward with a touch of elegance."
Filmmaker Note: Bret Granato, who also did editing for this film, deserves a mention for fine editing as well.
Review from Amazon by Zachary Myles Snyder for Red Midnight (The Creation of Dr. Grecoz)
January 30th, 2006
"The film is an anthology made up of three chilling tales and the first segment (save for a gratuitous shot of an attractive Asian man's rear end) is relatively straight laced (no pun intended). It isn't until the film's second segment, "The Creation of Dr. Grecoz ," directed by the gorgeous sweetheart Brian Michael Finn, that the film's gay colors really shine through. The relationship between the young boy and the older man with all of its sexual undercurrents was beautiful and nearly left me with a tear in my eye. I only wish that this tale would have been longer. A beautiful, openly gay story that deserves to be seen by all, gay or straight. Brian Michael Finn is definitely one to watch in the future in the gay horror community."
Filmmaker Note: While the feelings that Dr. Grecoz has for his son, Billy, can be seen as gay (plainly depicted as male attraction), I would not consider it beautiful as the reviewer states, but rather more disturbing, obsessive and incestuous.