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The Best Movie You Never Saw: Byzantium

Welcome to The Best Movie You NEVER Saw, a column dedicated to examining films that have flown under the radar or gained traction throughout the years, earning them a place as a cult classic or underrated gem that was either before it’s time and/or has aged like a fine wine. This week we’ll be looking at BYZANTIUM. THE STORY:  THE PLAYERS:...
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Review: Byzantium

PLOT : Two women with a secret affliction take shelter from an ancient brotherhood in a small coastal town. Once there, the two are given a place to stay by a kind stranger in a run-down hotel called BYZANTIUM where they hide out and attempt to keep their dark and deadly nature hidden. REVIEW : In 1994, Neil Jordan brought to life Anne Rice’s iconic creation “The Vampire Lestat”...
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Gemma Arterton and Saoirse Ronan are living as vampires in the international trailer for Neil Jordan's Byzantium

It's been 19-years since Neil Jordan directed INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE, and by the looks of BYZANTIUM it seems that he hasn't lost his touch. The first trailer for the film tells the story of two lady vampires who have been traveling the world together for over 200 years. The youngest of the two played by Saoirse Ronan wants to tell the story of her extraordinary life with...
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Here are our first looks at footage from The Coen Brothers scripted Gambit and Neil Jordan's Byzantium

Today we have some first looks at footage from a pair of very different movies. First up is GAMBIT from director Michael Hoffman and screenwriters Joel and Ethan Coen. Now, the Coen Brothers typically do not write movies they don't plan on directing as well, so I was somewhat disappointed to find out they only scripted this one. But, the first snip of the trailer gives me some hope...
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Review: Byzantium (TIFF 2012)

PLOT: Two centuries old vampires, Clara and Eleanor (Gemma Arterton and Saoirse Ronan), on the run from the minions of their ancient order, hide out in a small coastal town, where Eleanor strikes up a romance with a young haemophiliac, Frank (Caleb Landry Jones). REVIEW: BYZANTIUM is director Neil Jordan's long awaited return to the world of vampires, with his last...
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First clip from Neil Jordan's vampire pic Byzantium starring Saoirse Ronan

Director Neil Jordan has tackled vampires before with the adaptation of Anne Rice's INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE , but now he's taking a different approach to the bloodsuckers with BYZANTIUM, a much smaller-scale story that focuses on a mother-daughter vampire team on the run.  Starring Saoirse Ronan, Johnny Lee Miller, Gemma Arterton , Warren Brown, and Sam Riley, the film is about...
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Check out the fantastic line up of films to be featured at this years Toronto International Film Fest

Yet another great line up of films are set to make their premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival this year and below are some highlights.  Every year TIFF premieres films from around the world and has "become the launching pad for the best of international, Hollywood and Canadian cinema, and is recognized as the most important film festival after Cannes."  Our very...
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