Jim Jarmusch

Jim Jarmusch – The Dead Don’t Die (2019)

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The peaceful town of Centerville finds itself battling a zombie horde as the dead start rising from their graves. Read More »

Jim Jarmusch – Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999)

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IMDB wrote:

In Jersey City, an African American hit man follows “Hagakure: The Way of the Samurai.” He lives alone, in simplicity with homing pigeons for company, calling himself Ghost Dog. His master, who saved his life eight years ago, is part of the local mob. When the boss’ daughter witnesses one of Ghost Dog’s hits, he becomes expendable. The first victims are his birds, and in response, Ghost Dog goes right at his attackers but does not want to harm his master or the young woman. On occasion, he talks with his best friend, a French-speaking Haitian who sells ice cream in the park, and with a child with whom he discusses books. Can he stay true to his code? And if he does, what is his fate? Read More »

Jim Jarmusch – Permanent Vacation (1982)

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Plot Synopsis
Two years before Jim Jarmusch obtained studio backing for the release of his cult hit Stranger than Paradise, he concocted this independent study of a young man named Allie (Chris Parker) who wanders around Manhattan. He runs into a few friends and strangers on the street and discusses Charlie Parker. He visits his institutionalized mother. He drops in on his girlfriend. If this seems a little erratic, it is, but Jarmusch has a way of working miracles from such material. — John Voorhees Read More »

Jim Jarmusch – Dead Man [+Extras] (1995)

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Jonathan Rosenbaum Review:

When we speak of “seriousness” in fiction ultimately we are talking about an attitude toward death. –Thomas Pynchon

Jim Jarmusch’s Dead Man, a disturbing, mysterious black-and-white western, opens with someone named William Blake (Johnny Depp), a recently orphaned accountant from Cleveland, traveling west on a train with the promise of a job at a metal works in a town called Machine. He keeps dozing off and waking to new sets of fellow passengers, including several who fire their guns out the windows at a herd of buffalo. (Such occurrences were common in the 1870s, encouraged by the government as a means of wiping out Indians by eliminating one of their staples; in 1875, over a million buffalo were slaughtered.) Read More »

Jim Jarmusch – Paterson (2016)

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The new movie written and directed by Jim Jarmusch is a total fantasy. This in spite of being shot on the streets of the New Jersey city in which it is set, and for which the movie itself and its lead character are named. It’s as much of a fantasy as Jean Cocteau’s “Orpheus,” another great film about a poet that was at least partially set in the “real” contemporary world. It’s maybe not as much of a fantasy as the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy. Read More »

Jim Jarmusch – Gimme Danger (2016)

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An in-depth look at the legendary punk band, The Stooges. Read More »

Jim Jarmusch – Night on Earth (1991)

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A collection of five stories involving cab drivers in five different cities. Los Angeles – A talent agent for the movies discovers her cab driver would be perfect to cast, but the cabbie is reluctant to give up her solid cab driver’s career. New York – An immigrant cab driver is continually lost in a city and culture he doesn’t understand. Paris – A blind girl takes a ride with a cab driver from the Ivory Coast and they talk about life and blindness. Rome – A gregarious cabbie picks up an ailing man and virtually talks him to death. Helsinki – an industrial worker gets laid off and he and his compatriots discuss the bleakness and unfairness of love and life and death. Read More »