Midnight Son (2011)

A well-made, well-acted film with a small, intimate story. This low-budget indie chronicles the crisis of a young man whose already difficult life appears to be changing for the worse, just at the moment as he meets a woman who seems to like him. Strongly recommended for all those who are not deterred by a slow pace. […]

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The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part1 (2011)

As the story of Bella moves towards its finale, the franchise’s weaknesses accumulate. With Breaking Dawn, Part 1 being weaker than the previous Twilight films, the plot is often treading water, making this one of those films in serious need of a fast-forward button. […]

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010)

“Doesn’t he own a shirt?”

The third film in the franchise picks up where the second left off and carries the story onwards to the two-part finale. There is little that can be said about this film. It is neither particularly good nor particularly bad. But at least there are some memorable lines and scenes – things this franchise generally has very little of. […]

The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009)

The first prequel to Twilight sets up the love-triangle this franchise is notorious for; and it throws werewolves into the mix.

The plot is a bit thin and disjointed, which makes this film slightly weaker than its predecessor. […]

Dark Shadows (2012)

Dark Shadows is an odd big-screen reimagining of a rather odd 1960s TV show. Barely a vampire film, it features a number of underused characters in a thin and highly predictable main plot, all wrapped up in great visuals and high production values. […]

Twilight (2008)

I am going to re-watch and review the Twilight films for this blog, one by one.

The first Twilight film always felt like a decent if inconsequential teen drama to me; but in terms of impact on popular culture this franchise always punched way above its weight anyway. […]

The Vampire Happening (1971)

God-awful European attempt to produce a horror-comedy. This 1971 farce is entirely devoid of any redeeming features, and thus a complete waste of its cast. […]

From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series [season 2] (2015)

With season 2, the show is leaving the plot of the original film behind and ventures out into unknown territory. The writing of some characters struggles with these changes a bit, and an abundance of new characters means that we do often spend not enough time with each of them. […]