Dracula: Pages From a Virgin's Diary Reviews

September 23, 2005
December 31, 2003
Relying on the stage performance alone, there is little interesting about watching Dracula, Lucy, or Nina, pirouetting and prancing within their milieu.
October 9, 2003
A diversion that only makes you wish you could have seen Royal Winnipeg's original ballet.
August 8, 2003
A misguided attempt to make an arty silent film.
July 4, 2003
An appreciation for ballet certainly will help in appreciating `Virgin's Diary.' A soft spot for the likes of `Blade' decidedly won't.
June 6, 2003
Maddin follows the time-tested PBS route, giving the dancers a stage instead of a film set and using cornball dissolves and fog machines.
May 30, 2003
As lifeless as a Masterpiece Theatre broadcast, broken up by pirouettes and plis instead of Alistair Cooke's droning.
May 14, 2003
Maddin chops it up into a feature-length antique-bloodsucker video, and the result takes hold neither as dance nor as silent horror dream.