CINEMA: Toothless: Interview with the Vampire falls flat, despite Tom Cruise

Interview with the Vampire falls flat, despite Tom Cruise

Why would Tom Cruise be playing Lestat, a gaunt, suave European vampire with a taste for young men? Because a big movie star can do whatever he wants. And why would Neil Jordan be directing Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles? Because his signature films, Mona Lisa and The Crying Game, are gay fables with mass appeal. Once again he has a sympathetic fellow (here it's Brad Pitt as Louis, a New Orleans landowner in the 18th century) falling in with a charismatic homosexual (Cruise's Lestat). Louis tells his story to a young interviewer (Christian Slater) in a sort of...

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