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May 19th, 2014
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[film] Only Lovers Left Alive
Saw Only Lovers Left Alive Sunday with M. Definitely want to see it again. (Opened Friday at the Colony Raleigh, Carolina Durham). A languid discussion of what makes life worth living by vampires in a current-ish Detroit and Tangiers, Only Lovers Left Alive is a Toreador Clan Vampire LARP played by Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston gamemastered by Jim Jarmusch while he carries a camera.

Great supporting performances by John Hurt (do I have your attention now?), Mia Wasikowska, and Anton Yelchin. Nice small performance by Jeffrey Wright, who I know mostly from his work as Dr. Narcisse in HBO’s Boardwalk Jungle. Also, Tom Hiddleston with Robert Smith grade giant hair and all in rocker black is the best Neil Gaiman’s Sandman I have ever, ever seen.

Recommended if you like
innovative vampire movies
Tilda Swinton
Tom Hiddleston
Tom Hiddleston shirtless
Jim Jarmusch
John Hurt
doom metal
Arabian lounge music
lovely romantic established relationships

Not recommended if you like
fast pacing

Seriously, if you know Jarmusch’s work (Ghost Dog, Dead Man, The Limits of Control), you’re in the wrong room for action. Five people were in the theatre yesterday afternoon and two of them walked out around the 75-minute mark.

Palo Alto
Stage Fright - Friday the 13th meets the Phantom of the Opera - a summer camp stages a production of The Phantom of the Opera where the mother of a current campgoer was murdered years ago.

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Date:May 20th, 2014 04:31 am (UTC)
Is it watchable as a small screen movie? Not sure I'll be able to get to see it in San Francisco in time.
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Date:May 20th, 2014 04:37 am (UTC)
The set dressing is immensely detailed such that I think some detail will be lost, but I think the film is probably watchable on a large good television. I say probably because I clearly haven't tried it yet.
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