Part of the Jim Jarmusch Retrospective
Jim Jarmusch's Coffee and Cigarettes is one of Jarmusch's lesser acclaimed works, but it is also his most misunderstood. On the outside, Coffee and Cigarettes looks like a mere anthology film that is only connected by the idea of people having some coffee and cigarettes. One could easily just see it as "Jim Jarmusch gets together with his famous friends and makes a bunch of shorts".
Instead, Jarmusch is actually making a commentary about human nature. Throughout all the "Jarmuschy" witticisms, this is a film about how we repeat ourselves, no matter how different we are on the outside. Characters repeat specific lines, shorts repeat subtle interactions.
In his mild collection of short, Jarmusch…