Excerpt: Grand Piano’s heavy-handedness is a matter of joyous, pulpy overindulgence, not of pretension. The pace and pressure don’t let up even once in the film’s brisk 90 minutes and the sumptuous scope cinematography makes it all the more pleasurable.
Excerpt: Armed with a nervy, simple, and rather inspired gimmick fit for a tight 90-minute running time, “Grand Piano” is a crafty little thriller Brian De Palma probably wished he got around to making.
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Excerpt: Eugenio Mira’s film doesn’t locate itself in the horror genre, though stylistically, it has echoes of giallo films – albeit with less vivid bloodshed. Its deaths are creepy and brutal, a silent echo in the deserted halls of the concert hall where the action is mostly restricted to. These interesting shades give Mira’s film a strange frisson of unknowability, a hint of the ethereal that seems almost unintentional in its scarcity.