only lovers

You might know from reading my review of A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night (if you haven’t, go!  Now!) that I appreciate a good vampire movie, so, enthusiastic about said movie, I fast-tracked Only Lovers Left Alive written and directed by Jim Jarmusch, a movie-maker whose body of work I actually have very little experience of.  I know the name, of course, and I know he’s made a lot of movies, but any previews I’ve seen have never interested me too much.  I came to this movie because of the subject matter, expecting it to be arty and somewhat pretentious, and that’s exactly what I got.

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Movie Review: GREEN ROOM

green room

Not until I started watching Green Room, did I realize that Jeremy Saulnier, the writer/director, had previously made Blue Ruin, a movie that started out pretty good, but then became much less interesting as the story went on.  I think it was around the time towards the end of Act 1 when the actor Macon Blair (who played the protagonist in Blue Ruin) appeared.  Up to that point in Green Room, the story was okay, but felt poorly paced.  I think a lot of this was to do with what I knew in advance of the story, and my expectations for it moving in that direction.

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