Tag Archives: Jim Jarmusch

Only Lovers Left Alive

Adam and Eve (Tom Hiddleston, Tilda Swinton) are vampires who have been married for ages; during a stay in Tangier, Eve senses Adam’s depression and goes to see him in Detroit where he’s gained a reputation as an underground rock genius. When Jim Jarmusch makes a romantic film about vampires, the results are neither horror … Continue reading Only Lovers Left Alive

Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten

A CELEBRATION OF JOE STRUMMER – BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER THE CLASH. After telling the story of The Sex Pistols in The Filth and the Fury (2000), director Julien Temple delivered another documentary about a rock icon, Joe Strummer. This is the story of his life, how The Clash was formed and how the band … Continue reading Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten

Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai

LIVE BY THE CODE. DIE BY THE CODE.  An assassin called Ghost Dog (Forest Whitaker), who lives alone with his pigeons on a rooftop, suddenly gets into trouble with New York mobsters. Director Jim Jarmusch moves from a literary western, Dead Man (1995), to a story about a man who lives his life according to … Continue reading Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai

Coffee and Cigarettes

An anthology of the short films that director Jim Jarmusch began making in 1986. There are eleven of them and they all have in common conversations at a table where cigarettes are smoked and coffee cups emptied. Some of the vignettes are pointless, others funny and somewhat insightful. Two of the best show Hollywood in … Continue reading Coffee and Cigarettes