Written July 30, 2014
1. GEMMA is the patron saint of angels. 2. Vampire movie done right, there was a lot of blood in a few scenes that made authentic. The majority is a drama that I was actually compelled to watch, there was some humor and light jokes scattered around to keep me interested. Solid story and refreshing take. Should've had more promotion.
Written July 02, 2013
Vampire fairy tale about mother and daughter vamps constantly on the run in Ireland. The mom (who looks just a few years older than her daughter) works as a prostitute to provide for them both. The daughter, meanwhile, is a 200 year old teenager writing her life story that she can't tell anyone over and over again and throwing the pages into the wind. By saying this is a fairy tale I don't mean to imply that it isn't dark or bloody--it's both, but it's also lushly romantic in a way the Twilight movies could only dream of and it has Gothic style to burn. I'm buying this one as soon as it comes out on Blu-ray. If your taste in vampires runs closer to Let the Right One In than Twilight or True Blood then you should definitely check Byzantium out.
Written July 14, 2013
A movie that reminds us that film making is a work of art. A painting that you can stare at for hours and still discover something new. An eternal mystery that can never be understood but can always be enjoyed.
Byzantium, is one of the most beautiful and well written films I've seen in a long time. Certain lines and landscapes will never leave be able to leave my head.
Written July 16, 2013
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