I was seven years old when Angel Heart was released. I had absolutely no business whatsoever seeing the film at that age, but my stepdad at the time was obsessed with all things film-related, so he would drag me to just about every single movie that hit our local theater, and it just happened to be that 1987 was the year I spent hanging out in theaters the most.
As a film critic and journalist, I try to find at least a couple of redeeming qualities in any film I take a look at. It takes a village to make a movie, so to just discount one in a brutal fashion isn't my style whatsoever. When it comes to Red Eye, the new film currently making its festival run and co-written by Deranged Minds Entertainment (Destinie Orndoff and Tristan Clay, who also directed), what the film definitely has going for it is obvious: a great deal of passion.