unique relatable nuanced characters, haven't seen a couple like this in film. it's a great character study, with style and an ingenious spin on the vampire genre. lots of spinning.. took me a bit to warm up to the pace, overblown at first but slowly grew on me. fun..
Vampires as a metaphor for druggy, bohemian, born-to-die depression, which sure beats vampires as a metaphor for pre-teen romance or whatever the hell that zeitgeist was. The cleverness here can be too self-conscious, but I love the idea that mankind's most important accomplishments have been art, and I dig any movie about the undead that's also life-affirming. Turns out, the title is a wish.
An amazing mediation on what it would feel like to be alive for thousands of years, culminating in the 2000s. The most rock n' roll vampire movie ever made, the fact that this film is only shot in low level artificial light makes it all the more atmospheric. The locations of Detroit and Tangiers, lit only by street lights, are perfect. Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston are otherworldly, and the score is beautiful.
I've watched it 3 times in 24 hours. Adam, the music, Eve and the camera are just enough. Kicking Mia Wasikowska out of the movie and adding a good plot would make it too good, we simply wouldn't survive watching it. I'm in love.
Jarmusch's films have always been the epitome of cool, even his misfires. This clever take on vampirism, urban decay, self obsession and the passing of time is brilliant writing and direction. The digital camerawork is breathtaking as is the level of performance given. Swinton and Hiddleston couldn't have been better cast. The ennui and freedom of immortality are captured in a mature and unique way. Exceptional.
Absolutely fucking brilliant, elegant and sexy. It’s not a movie about vampires, but being alive ― and we, humans, are the zombies, less alive than apathetic and passionate bloodsuckers. Naturally, the soundtrack is a killer. Gotta love you, Jim.
The most beautiful thing about being a vampire is not that one can live forever, but that one can love forever, even as the rest of civilization disintegrates. "Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
But bears it out even to the edge of doom" (Sonnet 116). Great cast, script and soundtrack. The first vampire film I have liked since Tod Browning's Dracula, 1931.