100 Word Review – Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)

This film is sublime.

Adam (Tom Hiddleston) and Eve (Tilda Swinton) are in love. They always have been. Adam is a brooding Romantic (note the capital R), while Eve enjoys the chaos of the world around her. But being a vampire in the C21st has it’s problems.

Written and directed by Jim Jarmusch (Ghost Dog, Broken Flowers), it is filled with a gentle melancholy encompassed by a humorous, thoughtful edge. Co stars Mia Wasikowska and John Hurt are sublime in their roles, playing off the central pair with true artistry. This film is dark and beautiful and only subtly vampiric.

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