Alex Cox’s punk western has been dug up from the dregs of oblivion by Kino Lorber and handsomely given a long-overdue director’s cut Blu-ray treatment.
The film seems far more interested in celebrating a short-lived era of artistic invention than interrogating it.
Dead Man, one of Jim Jarmusch’s best and most divisive films, has been outfitted with a beautiful and imaginative Criterion package.
Throughout, Jim Jarmusch playfully blurs the line between driver/passenger, servant/customer, and native/immigrant.
The film reveals the erudition and shrewd self-awareness that Jim Osterberg drew on to become Iggy Pop.
Uncle Howard attempts to do much the same thing as I Called Him Morgan but with less success.
Paterson’s sunny aesthetic and disposition marks a stylistic departure for writer-director Jim Jarmusch.
There’s a quietly revelatory virtue to Paterson in its resistance to disturb its subject’s life.
From Bram Stoker to Anne Rice, from Nosferatu to Buffy, it’s safe to say our cultural fascination with the blood-sucking undead isn’t going away anytime soon.
Sony’s Blu-ray may be light on extras, but the charms of Jarmusch’s funny, sexy, and elegiac vampire movie speak for themselves.