Movie Review – Only Lovers Left Alive


The latest film from Jim Jarmusch, although not for everybody, is one of his best yet. Starring Tilda Swinton (Eve) and Tom Hiddleston (Adam) as lovers who have been together for centuries. Currently, Adam is a reclusive musician living in Detroit, while Eve is based in Tangiers. Sensing that Adam is depressed and possibly suicidal, Eve travels to Detroit ,via several night flights, to cheer him up. Their idyll reunion is upset by the unsuspected arrival of Eve’s younger sister Ava (Mia Wasikowka). This slow paced poetic movie is a thoughtful look at life as seen by a group of vampires who have seen and done it all but are still able to appreciate the beauty in life. Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston are perfectly cast as ethereal couple who are devoted to each other make vampires cool again.

As aside, this film features one of the best soundtracks that I’ve heard in a long time. In addition to the great atmospheric music by Jozef Van Wissem and SQÜRL, the movie includes a diverse group of songs from Black Rebel Motorcyle Club to Wanda Jackson.

Playing in limited release.

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