BATeMAN posted a MOVIE REVIEW item: 7 months ago

Only Lovers Left Alive


Directed by: Jim Jarmusch
Written by: Jim Jarmusch
Cast: Tilda Swinton, Tom Hiddleston, Anton Yelchin, Mia Wasikowska, John Hurt, Jeffrey Wright
Studio: Sony Pictures Classics
Genre: Drama, Romance
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Plot: "Just goes to show... we really don't know shit about fungi."


Went into (Only Lovers Left Alive) without seeing any trailers and having only read a small plot summary, which did put me off a little because the last vampire/music film I saw was 'Queen of the Damned' and would have to be damned, suffering eternal punishment in hell to even consider watching that again. But i'm glad i did. The film has no real story really, just the romance of Adam and Eve. Two vampire lovers who have been apart, not sure for how long but when you're immortal, what's long?

Adam (Tom Hiddleston) alive for centuries now, is a depressed, reclusive musician, living in a run down empty part of Detroit, who only ever interacts, it seems with Ian (Anton Yelchin) his helper human and the blood supplying Doctor (Jeffrey Wright).

Eve (Tilda Swinton) lives in Tangier and they keep in touch by video calls and she decides to reunite with Adam, but not long after their reunion, Eve's sister, Ava (Mia Wasikowska) arrives to upset the status quo. I will say with her mischievous ways, Ava adds some much needed fun and life to the film. I really loved the moody atmosphere, slow-pace and overall vibe the film gave off. Tom and Tilda, are fantastic together, I liked the cinematography, the driving night shots of Detroit were especially great. Along with the incredible soundtrack that combines so well and adds so much to the film (Only Lovers Left Alive) is an unusual but a very much welcomed take on the vampire genre.

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BATeMAN at 05:20 PM Apr 12

timmyd at 05:24 PM Apr 12

dug the hell out of it.