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. […]
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. […]
“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. […]
Cambodian film Nieng Arp takes traditional folk-lore and a known genre-premise and combines it into an overly long mess of a film that nobody should have to watch. […]
Not actually a vampire tale, but a non-Doylean Sherlock Holmes film I watched by accident. Entertaining, but far from outstanding. […]
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 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. […]
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. […]
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. […]
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. […]