The Hamiltons (2006)

Disappointing and overrated, this first collaboration of Mitchell Altieri and Phil Flores (under the cooperative name “The Butcher Brothers”) takes an interesting premise and then does absolutely nothing with it. […]

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Vampire Academy (2014)

Cross-pollinating Twilight with Harry Potter, this half-baked novel adaptation is brought down by poorly scripted dialogue and glaring tonal inconsistencies. Seemingly unguided by the director, and saddled with lines that do not work on screen, the cast stumble through this film in search of a common tone, but fail. […]

Byzantium (2012)

If you are happy with a vampire film that is dense in atmosphere but not really action-filled then Byzantium is a definite must-see. This film is well-rounded and hits exactly the right tone – in other words, Byzantium is what We Are the Night should have been, but wasn’t. […]