An aging lothario (Bill Murray) receives an anonymous letter from a woman who claims that he had fathered her son twenty years earlier, and that the son would soon be looking for him. Reluctantly following the advice of his goodhearted but meddling Ethiopian neighbor (the always-welcome Jeffrey Wright), Don Johnston - Murray's character's name, a play on the "Don Juan"… read more!
Movies Directed by Jim Jarmusch (in alphabetical order)
Coffee and Cigarettes
Jarmusch's collection of twelve short films about various people sitting around drinking coffee and smoking cigarettes has the problems you'd expect from a collection of twelve short films about various people sitting around drinking coffee and smoking cigarettes. Some work, some don't. Some are funny, some are boring. For fans of Jarmusch – and I'm a big one – watching… read more!
Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai
Forest Whitaker is Ghost Dog, an African-American hit man obsessed with adhering to the ancient code of the Samurai warrior. As such, he singularly devotes himself to his "master" Louie (John Tormey), your typical Mafia goombah. After 12 successful hits, Ghost Dog finally screws up when a young woman unexpectedly witnesses one. That the young woman happens to be the… read more!
The Limits of Control
I will not defend The Limits of Control to anybody. In fact, I predict that many will find the film insufferably pretentious and boring - and that includes fans of Jim Jarmusch. The director once claimed that he makes movies that are about the time that passes between moments, rather than about the moments themselves. This is especially true of… read more!
Only Lovers Left Alive
Cult indie director Jim Jarmusch takes on the vampire genre. On the surface, this seems like a no-brainer: the spooky Jarmusch could almost pass for a vampire himself, and as so many of his films take place at night (or in daylight so bleak and cold that it might as well be night), their tone infused with a dispassionate coolness,… read more!
After years of films containing varying degrees of violence and/or cynicism, writer/director Jim Jarmusch returns to his mellow-hipster roots with Paterson. Though the rigid formalism of Stranger Than Paradise and Down by Law has long since been abandoned, this is still vintage Jarmusch, with its lackadaisical pacing, its focus on the "unimportant" moments of real life, its love of a well-timed fade-to-black, and… read more!