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Blu-ray Review - Child in the Night


1990's "Child in the Night" endeavors to understand in the inner workings of a child traumatized by violence. It's a T.V. offering that's not engineered to go too deep into psychological pain, but writer Michael Petryni has a few ideas on the nature of compartmentalization in children that have merit, connecting the fantasy of "Peter Pan" to the horrors of a real-world crime. It's the execution from director Mike Robe that has some trouble figuring out how to bring such feeling to the small screen, creating a thriller that teeters on the edge of self-parody at times, but retains a moderate amount of dramatic power thanks to a cast of professionals who know how to do something with periodically mediocre writing. Read the rest at


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