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  • Only Lovers Left Alive 2013

    ★★½ Watched 14 Mar, 2014 1

    Only Lovers Left Alive isn't nearly as hip as it thinks it is; the constant name-dropping is cringe-inducing as is much of the clunky dialogue. I did wonder if it was meant to be a comedy but it's just not very funny. The most interesting parts were seeing run-down Detroit by night but that just made me wish I was watching Requiem for Detroit again.

    Who'd have thought a movie by Jim Jarmusch about vampires with Tilda Swinton, heaps of dusty old vinyl, beautiful first edition books and vintage recording equipment could be so tedious?


  • The Man Without a Past 2002

    ★★★★ Watched 11 Dec, 2013 1

    "I wonder if this was a wise thing to do?"

    "God knows, but let them dance."

    I especially liked the Matti Pellonpää portrait.