Monday, February 24, 2014

Jim Jarmusch Rated

speaking of vampires...it's slightly suspicious that Jarmusch
has looked exactly the same for the last 30 years...
I saw the new Jim Jarmusch movie yesterday and very much enjoyed it. Jarmusch is always pretty hit and miss but I thought this most recent one, Only Lovers Left Alive, was a welcome return to form. Its a vampire movie and apart from Let The Right One In and the early seasons of Buffy I've never been a big vampire movie fan. Still I liked this one which is very much in the tradition of Tony Scott's The Hunger and Neil Jordan's Byzantium. Anyway here's my assessement of the Jarmusch filmography rated A through F. If you think any of these grades is particularly harsh or mistaken please let me know...

Permanent Vacation (1980) B            
Stranger Than Paradise (1984) B+
Down by Law (1986) B+
Mystery Train (1989) A
Night on Earth (1991) C
Dead Man (1995) A
Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999) A
Coffee and Cigarettes (2003) D
Broken Flowers (2005) F
The Limits of Control (2010) B
Only Lovers Left Alive (2014) A