Neil Jordan's movies so often make me feel like I'm looking not into a mirror, but through one, perhaps from the inside. The world I'm looking at is always on the edge of being recognisable, and the characters seem to have understandable, relatable hearts and minds, but something is always out of joint. Sometimes, his […]
Copies of The Silent House, The Awakening and the Chernobyl Diaries could be yours.
Yes, the Neil Jordan staples all seem to be present and correct, but the film still looks to be fresh, and full of powerful images. I can't wait to see more.
It looks every bit the Neil Jordan film it is.
I saw an extended, exciting clip from Byzantium at Frightfest, featuring Gemma Arterton and a pretty good chunk of backstory. This clip, with co-stars Saoirse Ronan, Caleb Landry Jones, Kate Ashfield and Jeff Mash might give a lot less away, but still reveals one key plot point. And I don't mean that the film is […]
Here's a beautiful still of Gemma Arterton in Byzantium, one of my most keenly anticipated films of the year. It comes from the Facebook page of West End films. I was prompted to go looking for it when Shock Til You Drop published a cropped version from West End's website. The film's director of photography […]
Rudyard Kipling and Neil Gaiman stories both back on track for new big screen tellings.
Undoubtedly one of my most keenly anticipated pictures of the year, Neil Jordan's Byzantium sees him return to the Vampire genre, as well as the British sea front drama, which he has also excelled at. The script has been written by Jane Eyre and Tamara Drewe's Moira Buffini, based upon her own play, and as […]
Neil Jordan was the director of The Company of Wolves, Interview With the Vampire and Ondine, and he's attached to the adaptation of Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book. He's a master at finding the lyrical in stories of real life and real danger, and at hiding the impossible just underneath a thin veil of the possible.
Just days after the first trailer for Mirror Mirror left my preconceptions completely and utterly banjaxed, director Tarsem has lined up another film to bless with his taste for the ornate. A Killing on Carnival Row was the screenplay that put Travis Beacham on the map some six years ago, and which marked his first […]
The last time we heard talk of Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book coming to the big screen it was back in May 2010. At that time we learned that Chris Columbus' 1492 Pictures were teaming up with Korean company CJ Entertainment to produce the picture. That seemed to be at least the second go round […]