- Neil Jordan knows how to set a tone, amirite? If you’re keeping score, this is the second vampire adaptation he’s nailed.
- Everyone on this screen seems fundamentally broken in some way. I love it.
- Gemma Arteton always chews the scenery. In a good way.
- I always assumed Saoirse Ronan was wearing contacts, but no. Her eyes are truly that soul-eating.
- Movies like this make me forget Johnny Lee Miller used to be cute.
- This is what is meant by the setting being a character on its own. The entire set, while probably lovely in another context, is positioned in a way that screams: “this is where hope comes to die.”
- Finally, someone offers something somewhat original in the vampire realm! It was so refreshing I could even forgive that no explanation on the vampire brotherhood was offered other than: “Here’s a map. Go to this cave. If you have a phobia of bats, this might not be your thing.”
- More than a little pleased to find no sparkling.
- Note to self: if a child ever brings me an essay outlining their history as a vampire, just smile and nod. By all means, do not confront the mother.
- My friend tells me this story is based on an Irish play, but she can’t seem to track it down. Internet, you have a job to do.
Overall Score: B+____________________ I read. I watch original cable shows. I take in a movie from time to time. And most of what I absorb can be described in ten bullet points. Thus, Sarah’s 10 Point Reviews was born. You’ll find no rhyme or reason to what and when I review something. My motivations tend to as random as my reviews. You’re welcome to add your own ten bullets in the comments, if the mood strikes.