Jim Jarmusch’s existential western is an unconventional and refreshing take on the draw of the old West and the journey of the poet(?) William Blake. Johnny Depp gives a masterful performance as a man on the run from the law with nowhere to go but the grave. Three bounty hunters remain on his tail, one played by Lance Henriksen is a creepy cannibal. On his quest Blake meets the westernized Native American Nobody, who acts as his guide and and the catalyst for his journey. The film offers profound meditations on death and the transformation of self, one which I found particularly moving was when Blake laid down next to the corpse of a deer. If you have seen other Jarmusch movies and enjoyed his work this will be no disappointment, and even if you haven’t seen anything by him this offers the most unique take on the Western genre since El Topo.