Only Lovers Left Alive
First screened in May 2014
Director: Jim Jarmusch. Cast: Tilda Swinton, Tom Hiddleston, John Hurt, Mia Wasikowska, Anton Yelchin, Jeffrey Wright, Slimane Dazi, Carter Logan. Screenplay: Jim Jarmusch. Twitter Capsule:
Great, poignant mood piece with killer punchlines. Vampires as wry eulogists for sicker-than-ever world.
Finds new angles on hipsterism, vampirism, apocalyptic pessimism, even if it doesn't innovate, exactly. Tough premise to carry off. Peculiar, elastic tone a real triumph.