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Summer of '92: Changing Identities

Welcome back to Summer of 92, the summer series in which I take a look at the movies released in 1992, also known as the year I was born. 1,847 more words


Ondine, 2009

Lately it seems I’ve been drawn to fairy tale retellings that aren’t as fantastical as what you’d normally expect. The Snow Child, which I posted about the other day, makes use of magical realism, but I think the key there is the realism. 224 more words


Film Review: Ondine (2009) ★★

Set on the beautiful, cloudy waterfronts of Ireland, Ondine loosely takes from an old play of the same name where a water-spirit name Ondine jumps out from the depths and falls for a mortal man. 631 more words

Film Reviews

IN DREAMS (1999)

Director of Photography: Darius Khondji

Director: Neil Jordan

Perfect Shots

Ondine (2009)

There seems to be something like a consensus among the “haters” of this film. Almost all of them whine about harsh reality coming into play in third act which, supposedly, breaks the carefully crafted illusion which was in play for the first two parts of the movie. 706 more words

US Movies

The agony and ecstasy of the 200-year-old teenager: ‘Byzantium’ thoughtfully delves into the lives of two bloodsuckers

By Matthew E. Milliken
July 11, 2014

In an odd way, Byzantium, the stylish 2012 feature directed by Neil Jordan, is a coming of age tale about 200-year-old vampires. 921 more words


Neil Jordan's Byzantium: delicious!

Neil Jordan made Tom Cruise look good in Interview with the Vampire, but Byzantium is even better.

Saoirse Ronan chews up the celluloid as a 16-year-old vampire, on the run with lusty Gemma Arterton, who looks in her period flashbacks as though she just stepped out of a classic Hammer Horror movie (and indeed, there’s a nod to Hammer’s… 199 more words