Film Review: Greta

Despite a good cast and a decent premise, Neil Jordan’s Greta frustrates with its host of implausibilities.¬†Although the bombast is welcome, it is not enough to save the film. When Frances finds a handbag left on the subway, she decides to return it to its owner. She returns the handbag to Greta, a lonely widow. The widow strikes up a […]

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Forever Young: Neil Jordan’s Girl Vampires

This week sees the release of Byzantium. This is director Neil Jordan’s second foray into the world of vampires, following 1994’s Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles. Both films feature girl vampires. Despite the age difference between the characters, there are definite parallels. Byzantium‘s Eleanor is sixteen year old when she is turned, while Interview with the Vampire‘s Claudia […]

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Film Review: Byzantium

Neil Jordan’s Byzantium is superb. Gothic mores are placed centre stage in this vampiric tale. Clara and Eleanor move from place to place; their lifestyles meaning it is tricky to stay in one location for too long. Whilst Clara is more concerned about finding a new home, Eleanor is desperate to tell the story she has held on to for […]

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Stuff To Look At

The post in which I wax lyrical about new movie trailers. And inform you of the films set for release this summer. And get annoyed when I find out film characters share my name. The audacity… Summer of Cinema 2013 [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzGTCUft8Hk[/youtube] Two weeks ago I went to the launch of ‘Summer of Cinema 2013’ to hear about upcoming releases and […]

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