The Dead Don't Die

The Dead Don't Die ★★★★

"Infernal hipsters with their 'irony.'"


There's a scene at the beginning where Danny Glover is casually having a conversation with racist farmer Steve Buscemi, who's wearing a hat that says "Keep America White Again." This is a movie about a populace who have all become numb to the many injustices of the world, yet it's surprisingly charming for such a dark movie. An un-nihilistic nihilistic movie, if that makes any sense (it doesn't). I just love this town and these delightfully deadpan characters so much. After years and years of horror comedies seemingly begging audiences to validate their meta cleverness, it's nice to have one that's so laid-back.

Of the four Jarmusch movies I've seen (the others being Ghost Dog, Only Lovers Left Alive, and Paterson, all of which I love), this is probably my favorite. It's certainly the one I keep coming back to. Maybe some day the world will wake up to this one.

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