Friday, June 27, 2014

Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)

Director: Jim Jarmusch. Cast: Tilda Swinton, Tom Hiddleston, Mia Wasikowska, Anton Yelchin, John Hurt. 123 min. Rated R. UK/Germany/Greece. Drama/Horror/Romance.

If there was ever anybody to write a "poetic" vampire movie with minimal body count and an incredible appreciation for music ... it was Jim Jarmusch. Swinton and Hiddleston play a gloomy but domineering vampire couple, who were possibly the first humans to ever walk on Earth, have seen whatever there was to see throughout history, and have now hit rock bottom, because humans ("zombies") of the 21st century are way more screwed up than they are. Swinton is as great as always, and Hiddlston (Thor's Loki) is as great as Swinton, but I would only recommend this to vampire lovers.

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