In Byzantium, it looks like director Neil Jordan takes the gothic drama right out of his 1994 film Interview With a Vampire, and trades in two males leads for Saoirse Ronan and Gemma Arterton, mother-daughter vampires who must flee from their very long past and seek refuge in a deserted guesthouse in a run-down coastal town. Like Interview With a Vampire, Jordan isn't afraid to go heavy on the drama , lore, and play up of the mystique that two female vamps with plenty of secrets to reveal...Read Full Story
The Bottom Line
Should you see it?
Read the book instead. This movie does nothing but recreate the words in Kerouac's novel antiseptically.
On the Road isn't a bad movie, it's just a drag—an ironic fact since the film's source material, Jack Kerouac's beat generation Bible of the same name, is the very essence of raucous youthful longing for adventure and experience. The film is hugely in awe of its author and it stays true to the book to a fault. By keeping the...Read Full Story
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