‘Byzantium’ Movie Review – is an uneven tale of old-school vampires
At some point in my lifetime, Irish teenager Saoirse Ronan will be renowned as the best actress on the planet. It’s only a question of how long she’ll have to appear in movies like Neil Jordan’s Byzantium before it happens. The star of Atonement and Hanna just has an uncanny gift for what is needed in a scene, and how much of it she ought to deliver. Ronan is the brightest spot by far in Byzantium, opening this week at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City, which isn’t a failure but has little to recommend it beyond her incredible performance.