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Film Review - Byzantium

BYZANTIUM Gemma Arterton

“Byzantium” marks the return of director Neil Jordan to the realm of vampire stories, have previously helmed one of the more famous entries in the subgenre, 1994’s “Interview with a Vampire.” It’s an interesting homecoming lacking star power and a blockbuster budget, yet there’s atmosphere to spare in this curious mediation on manipulation and imprisonment, with a healthy dose of poisonous sex appeal to complete the elaborate arc of seduction. It’s a strange film, often in a manner that encourages interest in the story, but Jordan eventually loses his concentration in the third act, reducing the tension of “Byzantium” by encouraging overkill. Read the rest at


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