Broken Flowers ★★★½

feels like a pretty personal work from Jarmusch, using another episodic travelogue to look at a guy who has maybe cut himself off from whatever present he happened to be in at the time in favor of something emotionally solitary and more ephemeral. now faced with the idea of some artifact or reflection of that he's (at least for now) unable to really reckon with it, though he's not at all unwilling. this might seem minor following the more audacious DEAD MAN and GHOST DOG but it plays like a soft reboot to me.