Split into Vols 1 and 2, abridged and censored - total runtime: 4hr 1min
Don't particularly feel passionate about this one; it's ok. First half is more playful and structurally risky (mixed results). Second half is more engaging and better told, albeit hampered by increasingly prescriptive and frustrating duologue interjections from Gainsbourg and Skarsgard.
Shia and Slater need accent coaches, both were awful, especially LaBeouf, whose accent was so jarring it hampered characterisation and, by extension, the entire arc of…
One of the funniest Jarmusch films to date, Only Lovers Left Alive is both complex and overly simplistic, with Jarmusch wearing literary and other influences on his sleeve, to varying degrees of success (some are eyeroll inducing, others are pleasant surprises).
He's following in the steps of The Limits of Control in infusing music into the fabric of the film, which was definitely one of the better elements of the picture. He also uses the very Jarmuschian quality of the…
This was a very confusing film to enjoy. On the one hand, it's completely idiotic and void of meaning (any attempt to find a point to the film is giving it more credit than it's worth) and on the other hand, in certain moments the cinematography is fantastic, it is really funny at times and is anchored by a very good James Franco performance.
I know it's bad, that much I can ascertain. It is not terrible, though. It's no…