fun on the town with Jim Jarmusch

#15

its a lot goofier than dawn for obvious reasons but its very much a love letter to that kind of zombie film

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#16

there was a part that made me think of you because you introduced me to the phrase ‘mistake on the lake’ so you are forever ohio guy to me

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#17

only lovers left alive is really special

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#18

i think about ‘this place will rise again… theres water here’ at least once a week

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#19

It’s the perfect mixture of meandering and melancholic that speaks directly to my soul.

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#20

as a fellow midwest guy im expecting a report back on this

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#21

its one of those films my brain can tell is Really Fucking Good because its incredibly slow but i dont realize it when i watch it

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#22

dead man top ten

yeah looking forward to this

did anybody see paterson???

#23

It’s on Amazon Prime, but I have not watched it yet.

#24

I love Ghost Dog so much

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#25

My brain is currently slotting The Dead Don’t Die alongside The Beach Bum as two little 2019 absurdist comedies by slightly goofy art film directors. I think they fill the exact same kind of niche and if you liked one you’ll probably like the other.

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#26

Reading reviews for The Dead Don’t Die and i’m delighted by how angry it made a bunch of very self-serious film people

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#27

The dead don’t die and Only Lovers Left Alive should honestly become the real Dark Universe

A Jarmusch Frankenstein and Invisible Man practically write themselves at this point, and The Shape of Water can be effortlessly retconned in

Then they all team up with Benicio del Toro, who is somehow still the Wolfman but it’s modern times now, and they lazily fight more zombies until they get bored

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#28

It also goes without saying that Willem Dafoe is both Frankenstein and Frankenstein’s Monster, and most of the movie is just them talking to each other, and also Bill Murray plays the voice of the invisible man but also a different character in all of the movies.

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#29

Johnny Depp as Swamp Thing, but he’s playing his actual IRL self AS the swamp thing, which he is. IRL.

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#30

I would support the presence of Depp in these movies only if he played himself as a weird Monster Groupie who wanted to be One of the Gang but everyone was constantly trying to get him to go away

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#31

Please watch Paterson!! It’s so good!!

Here are my Jarmusch ratings:

Movie of the year

  • Paterson
  • Ghost Dog

Only movie I have a poster of (but it’s still below the other two)

  • Only lovers left alive

Excellent

  • Broken Flowers
  • The dead don’t die

Just ok idk

  • Dead man
  • Coffee and cigarettes
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#32

Only Lovers Left Alive fans in here might also like Mystery Train. It’s got the same setting of living in the ruins of a civilization, but it’s Memphis instead of Detroit.

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#33

i havent watched paterson yet but since its on prime ill check it out report back when i do!

#34

Damn straight.

Only Lovers… is my all time favorite Detroit movie.

I was worried it was going to be an exploitive back drop, but it was handled lovingly.

PS Robocop is the second worst Detroit movie after True Romance.

I want to rip on It Follows, but it perfectly captures suburban fears of the city. Plus I used to go to that ice cream place alll the time.

(If we’re including docs, Searching Sugar Man is probably the actual best Detroit movie. Everyone should have the experience of a movie explaining why your childhood neighbor wore cool leather vests all the time.)

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