Deborah Ross

You may be the Only One Left Awake at Only Lovers Left Alive

Jim Jarmusch is a noted cult director. Judged by this movie, the cult can keep him

Loving each other deeply, deeply, deeply: Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston [Sandro Kopp]

Jim Jarmusch is the noted American ‘cult director’, and if you were to judge him solely on the basis of Only Lovers Left Alive you’d be minded to think the cult can keep him.  It’s a take on the vampire genre, which is fair enough, as who hasn’t had a go, but this is so lethargically meditative and so packed with pompous in-crowd references and such a monotonous yawn that if, by some miracle, you make it to the end, I should warn you there is every chance you will find yourself the Only One Left Awake.

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