15 February 2014

Only Lovers Left Alive, 2013 - ★★★

It seems like a long time since there has been a good vampire film (I skipped Byzantium after so-so reviews) so it was pleasing to see them handled so well here. After a great setup of both mythology and characters the film just floats along and doesn't do much. I was left simultaneously wanting more but also wanting the film to end, a more tightly edited version would have had more impact (although I could have just been tired at a late screening).

There's much to admire and the film was unexpectedly funny in places but it also felt like a wasted opportunity. I can't help but wonder how it would have fared as TV series because it felt like there were more stories to be told.

February 15, 2014 at 02:53PM

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