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.

VOR:   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.

Photo © 2013 Recorded Picture Company/Pandora Filmproduktion/
Snow Wolf Produktion, © 2014 Sony Pictures Classics

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: A–

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