'Byzantium' Review: A Bloody Mess from Neil Jordan

Traditionally, vampires have impressive abilities to shape-shift, to hunt and to live eternally, as long as they stay away from wooden stakes and crucifixes.

Director Neil Jordan, the creator of such contemporary classics as "The Crying Game," "The Company of Wolves," "The Butcher Boy" and "Mona Lisa," stands above the pack as one of this generation's great filmmakers — as long as he stays away from vampires.



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