Mystery Train ★★½

I'm generally a Jarmusch aficionado. I like his audiovisual rhythms, the atmospheres, and often also the peculiar characters and situations, often larded with a dry kind of humor.

Being one of the earlier films of Jarmusch, Mystery Train felt to me like he was still exploring his cinematic style. The film starts amusing, with the funny Japanese couple and hotel personnel, but I found the remaining part of the film pretty boring to be honest, leaning towards pretentiousness, with Tarantino-like rambling conversations between characters. You can already recognize the master's touch, but it still feels rough, as opposed to his later works.