GOD’S POCKET Review

     February 10, 2015

Following around sad characters does not make a story poignant.  It does not make it sorrowful or deep or compassionate.  In his feature directing debut, John Slattery has filled a tank with dirty water so his talented actors can swim …

BYZANTIUM Review

     February 10, 2015

[This is a re-post of my review from the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival.  Byzantium opens today in limited release.] The possibilities of the vampire story have become increasingly limited. The story has been around for so long, and has …

Fantastic Fest 2012: ANTIVIRAL Review

     February 10, 2015

When I’m in the checkout line at the supermarket, and I see all of the celebrity magazines, I’m confused.  People who would buy those magazines and tabloids don’t seem to realize that celebrities are strangers.  If Brad Pitt and Angelina …

TIFF 2012: BYZANTIUM Review

     February 10, 2015

The possibilities of the vampire story have become increasingly limited.  The story has been around for so long, and has been done so many ways, especially of late, that it’s difficult for a storyteller to come in and find a …