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"...Delirious....Jarmusch agains demonstrates his mastery of the comedy of the oblique..." New York Times "...[A] cutely clever premise....Minimalist filmmaker Jim Jarmusch has gone maximum..." USA Today "...Jarmusch may be the first great American director to specialize in downtime....Jarmusch is a classical filmmaker..." Film Comment "...NIGHT ON EARTH is a series of off-the-wall duets....There are moments that catch you delightfully off guard..." Entertainment Weekly "...[The] film has a gentle ease....The deliberate, even rhythms give the brief stories an almost fated quality..." Los Angeles Times "...Jarmusch is a poet of the night. Much of NIGHT ON EARTH creates the same kind of lonely, elegiac, romantic mood of MYSTERY TRAIN..." Chicago Sun-Times "The stories produce a powerful cumulative effect." Sight and Sound53.27606

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"...[Jarmusch's film] has his deadpan sense of humor..." Movieline's Hollywood Life "...A master-mix from a cinematic DJ at the height of his formalist powers..." Premiere "...Amusing and melancholic, sweet-centred and dark-edged..." USA Today "...Fascinating....[Jarmusch] has composed a ruminative, bittersweet visual essay on brutality, honor and tribalism..." New York Times "...Rueful, funny, deliciously off-kilter..." Los Angeles Times "...Jarmusch seems to have directed with his tongue in his cheek, his hand over his heart, and his head in the clouds. The result is weirdly intriguing..." Chicago Sun-Times "[Whitaker's] special quality, which is soulful, almost Zenfully mournful, suffuses Jim Jarmusch's haunting film about a contemporary hit man who obeys the ancient Samurai code..."Wall Street Journal53.27606

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"...Evocatively photographed...touched with comic inspiration..." Sight and Sound "...Blissful....[Jarmusch is especially] good with actors. The MYSTERY TRAIN performers fly..." New York Times "...[The film] lingers on in the memory....Jarmusch's conscious, Downtown deadpan style belies a wonderful romantic spirit. He has a sense of time -- of the moment, and of time passing -- that is heartbreaking..."Film Comment "...It's a jewel-like, minimalist film about a group of crisscrossing wanderers and outlaws on one lyrically strange day and night in Memphis -- where haphazard-seeming events slowly merge into entrancingly complex figures and patterns..."Los Angeles Times "Working with German cinematographer Robby Muller, Jarmusch shoots MYSTERY TRAIN with a cool reserve and an outsider's eye for overlooked detail..."A.V. Club52.8993

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"...Something quite special....One of the most original, wonderfully oddball, independent American films..." New York Times Included in The New York Times "10 BEST FILMS OF 1984" New York Times "...STRANGER THAN PARADISE is a bracingly original avant-garde black comedy..." Variety "...PARADISE's offbeat economy is inspiring; it's composed of only 67 single gorgeous black-and-white shots..." Entertainment Weekly "[A] Beckettesque anomie prevails....Beautifully shot in black and white..." Premiere 3 stars out of 4 -- "[T]his multiple award winner is droll, fabulously shot...and winningly captures an aimless lifestyle..."New York Times52.8993

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"...Striking black-and-white camera work..."Rolling Stone "...DEAD MAN looks beautiful....Neil Young's soundtrack has many moments of great beauty..."Sight and Sound "...A piquant humor and eccentric mood that brand it with the mark of one of America's most distinctive indie filmmakers..."Variety "...Sensational....The movie beautifully sustains a vision of the West as wild in the most primal and scary sense of the word..."New York Times "...Hilarious, silly, facetious, violent, mystical....DEAD MAN is finally a poignant lament for the cursed coming of the white man to the West..."Los Angeles Times52.8993

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"...Evocatively photographed...touched with comic inspiration..." Sight and Sound "...Blissful....[Jarmusch is especially] good with actors. The MYSTERY TRAIN performers fly..." New York Times "...[The film] lingers on in the memory....Jarmusch's conscious, Downtown deadpan style belies a wonderful romantic spirit. He has a sense of time -- of the moment, and of time passing -- that is heartbreaking..."Film Comment "...It's a jewel-like, minimalist film about a group of crisscrossing wanderers and outlaws on one lyrically strange day and night in Memphis -- where haphazard-seeming events slowly merge into entrancingly complex figures and patterns..."Los Angeles Times "Working with German cinematographer Robby Muller, Jarmusch shoots MYSTERY TRAIN with a cool reserve and an outsider's eye for overlooked detail..."A.V. Club52.8993

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"...A victory of form over content..." Sight and Sound "...Jarmusch is an American original....[DOWN BY LAW is] an unqualified delight..." New York Times Included in the New York Times "10 BEST FILMS OF 1986" New York Times "...An inkily comic dream of a movie....Few contemporary directors use unoccupied space and wordless glances with the comic wallop of Jarmusch; he's perfected a kind of formalist shaggy-dog style utterly his own..." Los Angeles Times "LAW is Jarmusch's most satisfying work, using dry humor, great music, and especially the black-and-white cinematography..." Premiere52.8993

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"...Striking black-and-white camera work..."Rolling Stone "...DEAD MAN looks beautiful....Neil Young's soundtrack has many moments of great beauty..."Sight and Sound "...A piquant humor and eccentric mood that brand it with the mark of one of America's most distinctive indie filmmakers..."Variety "...Sensational....The movie beautifully sustains a vision of the West as wild in the most primal and scary sense of the word..."New York Times "...Hilarious, silly, facetious, violent, mystical....DEAD MAN is finally a poignant lament for the cursed coming of the white man to the West..."Los Angeles Times52.8993

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Included in the New York Times "10 BEST FILMS OF 1986"New York Times "LAW is Jarmusch's most satisfying work, using dry humor, great music, and especially the black-and-white cinematography..."Premiere "...A victory of form over content..."Sight and Sound "...Jarmusch is an American original....[DOWN BY LAW is] an unqualified delight..."New York Times "...An inkily comic dream of a movie....Few contemporary directors use unoccupied space and wordless glances with the comic wallop of Jarmusch; he's perfected a kind of formalist shaggy-dog style utterly his own..."Los Angeles Times52.8993

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"[An] absorbing and visually mesmerizing new crime thriller....[It] may well be Jarmusch's most enigmatic film yet..."Los Angeles Times "A sensitive colorist, Mr. Jarmusch is given a rich palette here by Christopher Doyle....Splashes of color, which appear to signal some unspoken threat or warning, serve as pieces of a puzzle that Mr. Jarmusch assembles with formal rigor and languid pacing..."New York Times 4 stars out of 5 -- "This is an essay in style, in which a great American director is transplanted to Southern Spain. The effect is akin to PULP FICTION remade by Yasujiro Ozu."Uncut 3 stars out of 5 -- "[H]ypnotic and gorgeous to look at....It's undeniably salient and confident filmmaking."Empire52.8614

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"...An amusing treat for movie buffs....[Its] heart is in its warm admiration for [Samuel Fuller]..." New York Times "...The story is fascinating..." -- Rating: B Entertainment Weekly "...Kaurismaki's documentary is a fine study of the strange obsessions that drive an artistic genius..." Chicago Sun-Times 3 stars out of 5 -- "The resulting doc is a split between regional study and movie history, but Fuller's a cracking guide."Total Film32.41259

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Uncut (magazine) (p.102) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[W]hen he drops consonant chords in among quietly singing feedback guitar -- courtesy of one Jim Jarmusch -- it's breathtaking."0.7535277

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"...An adorable comic fable.....Hilarious and touching....It also offers a renewed, endearingly quirky version of America as the land of opportunity..."Los Angeles Times "...[The film] is American melting pot mythology the way Jim Jarmusch might reinvent it..."Film Comment0.7535277

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4 stars out of 5 -- "Jarmusch makes seductive work of it: the deep, dusty images, the hypnotic pacing."Total Film 4 stars out of 5 -- "Haunting and idiosyncratic....[Jarmusch is] in fine voice..."Empire "ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE is deliciously droll...and it's full of deadpan riffs on narcissism, connoisseurship and world-weary nostalgia."Wall Street Journal "Hiddleston and Swinton have fabulous chemistry in a hypnotic saga that offers a metaphor for the fragility of humanity."USA Today "The unhurried film is a beauty....Swinton and Hiddleston make their love story one for the ages."Los Angeles Times "[A] funny, deeply romantic hangout movie that treats art not just as a reason to live, but also as a rejuvenating force in a relationship." -- Grade: A-A.V. Club "The director, shooting on digital for the first time, turns the desolate, burned-out Detroit into a gorgeous nocturnal ghost town not unlike the Memphis of his 1989 gem MYSTERY TRAIN."Entertainment Weekly 3 stars out of 4 -- "Pasty pin-up boy Edward Cullen and his undead clan cant compete with the fabulously aloof and effortlessly cool creatures of the night lurking in Jim Jarmusch's ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE."RogerEbert.com 3 stars out of 4 -- "Jarmusch, as ever, has the power to sneak up on you. He's a spellbinder."Rolling Stone "ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE is richly atmospheric, steeped in a lusciously opiated dream atmosphere thats as much sonic as visual."Film Comment "With their finely chiseled clavicles and cheekbones, their nocturnal habits and exquisite taste, Adam and Eve are about the coolest couple you could imagine."New York Times 3 stars out of 4 -- "[T]he sensory pleasures are extravagant, the approach both wry and profound, and the greater meaning well worth searching for..."Washington Post0.5343857

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4 stars out of 5 -- "Jarmusch makes seductive work of it: the deep, dusty images, the hypnotic pacing."Total Film 4 stars out of 5 -- "Haunting and idiosyncratic....[Jarmusch is] in fine voice..."Empire "ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE is deliciously droll...and it's full of deadpan riffs on narcissism, connoisseurship and world-weary nostalgia."Wall Street Journal "Hiddleston and Swinton have fabulous chemistry in a hypnotic saga that offers a metaphor for the fragility of humanity."USA Today "The unhurried film is a beauty....Swinton and Hiddleston make their love story one for the ages."Los Angeles Times "[A] funny, deeply romantic hangout movie that treats art not just as a reason to live, but also as a rejuvenating force in a relationship." -- Grade: A-A.V. Club "The director, shooting on digital for the first time, turns the desolate, burned-out Detroit into a gorgeous nocturnal ghost town not unlike the Memphis of his 1989 gem MYSTERY TRAIN."Entertainment Weekly 3 stars out of 4 -- "Pasty pin-up boy Edward Cullen and his undead clan cant compete with the fabulously aloof and effortlessly cool creatures of the night lurking in Jim Jarmusch's ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE."RogerEbert.com 3 stars out of 4 -- "Jarmusch, as ever, has the power to sneak up on you. He's a spellbinder."Rolling Stone "ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE is richly atmospheric, steeped in a lusciously opiated dream atmosphere thats as much sonic as visual."Film Comment "With their finely chiseled clavicles and cheekbones, their nocturnal habits and exquisite taste, Adam and Eve are about the coolest couple you could imagine."New York Times 3 stars out of 4 -- "[T]he sensory pleasures are extravagant, the approach both wry and profound, and the greater meaning well worth searching for..."Washington Post0.5343857

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"...Arch....All the offbeat appeal of its strange characters..."New York Times "...It's fresh and actually gets somewhere....Hartley reveals a serious concern for how people tend to look at relationship as if they were business deals and how alienating the results are..."Los Angeles Times "Hartley's determination to skew convention at every turn remains diverting."Sight and Sound "...[A] wildly hilarious black comedy....[Hartley] combines a rigorous social conscience with the exuberance of fresh comic thinking..."Rolling Stone "THE UNBELIEVABLE TRUTH was still like nothing else at the time, an offbeat relationship study with dialogue pitched somewhere between Jim Jarmusch deadpan and the rhythms of a Samuel Beckett play."A.V. Club0.4305873

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"...Arch....All the offbeat appeal of its strange characters..."New York Times "...It's fresh and actually gets somewhere....Hartley reveals a serious concern for how people tend to look at relationship as if they were business deals and how alienating the results are..."Los Angeles Times "Hartley's determination to skew convention at every turn remains diverting."Sight and Sound "...[A] wildly hilarious black comedy....[Hartley] combines a rigorous social conscience with the exuberance of fresh comic thinking..."Rolling Stone "THE UNBELIEVABLE TRUTH was still like nothing else at the time, an offbeat relationship study with dialogue pitched somewhere between Jim Jarmusch deadpan and the rhythms of a Samuel Beckett play."A.V. Club0.4305873

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"[C]harming....Bujalkski works in streaky black and white, looking back all the more to Cassavetes..." -- Grade: B+Entertainment Weekly Ranked #17 in Film Comment's "20 Best Films Of 2006."Film Comment 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "Writer-director Bujalski has an authentic sense of the meandering daily lives and navel-gazing conversations of young urbanites..."Premiere "In Andrew Bujalski's micro-budget comedies, about the shapeless lives of American twentysomethings, things almost happen, repeatedly....The sense of narrative incompletion is evoked most effectively in Bujalski's editing style."Sight and Sound 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he naturalistic approach is part of the charm of the film, evidently inspired by the two giants of US indie cinema John Cassavetes and Jim Jarmusch."Ultimate DVD0.3767639

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Rolling Stone (7/11-25/96, p.89) - 4 Stars (out of 5) - "...When Jimmie Dale Gilmore turns his love light on, we all shine on."Option (9-10/96, pp.108-109) - "...producer T-Bone Burnett has opened things up and created a much more expansive sound, so much so that you can almost see the wide-open landscapes that inspire Gilmore's crooning..."Musician (8/96, p.86) - "...his singular ability to invest his lonesome prairie sound with a sort of spiritual grace--it's been dubbed, with semi-accuracy, `Zen Country'--is undiminished here. The slow shuffle and lush, Mideast-tinged instrumentation of...`Where Is Love' conjures the ambience of a Jim Jarmusch film..."0.3767639

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"...Some of the most appealingly human scenes in any film this year..." -- 3 1/2 out of 4 stars USA Today "...John Turturro brings welcome vulnerability and heart to his performance....[This] comedy has an agreeably easy feel..." Variety "...A seductive fable....Amazingly fresh..." New York Times "...Keener, like DeCillo, makes us believe in someone and something that's elusive..." Los Angeles Times "...[DiCillo is] a filmmaker with a streak of magic realism in him....The fact that he knows what he's doing, and how close it is to parody, adds a smile to the material..." Chicago Sun-Times0.3031642

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"...Enough richness of style and theme to make UN FLIC a characteristic if not the quintessential Melville film..." Sight and Sound "A Spartan, stylish thriller immaculately presented in bleak blue hues, it's HEAT's understated, European ancestor. Icy but very compelling." Total Film0.2652687

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"[Danhier] illuminates a hectic and fascinating place and time, bringing it back to life and tracing its continuing influence."New York Times "[I]t's exciting to see clips from these often-hard-to-find films, and it's rare for a rise-and-fall-of-an-artistic-movement story to have a second act, as BLANK CITY does." -- Grade: B+A.V. Club "[A] terrific documentary about a 30-year-old Lower Manhattan micro-niche. BLANK CITY mixes present-day interviews with a liberal sampling of 'period' imagery, including clips from actual No Wave films..."Film Comment "Danhier evocatively recaptures this gritty period of anything-goes creativity in the thorough, decidedly non-romanticized documentary BLANK CITY."Los Angeles Times 3 stars out of 4 -- "The documentary does a formidable job of sampling countless films now mostly forgotten....It gathers many of the artists, now middle-aged, to recollect a time of heedless youth."Chicago Sun-Times0.2652687

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"[Danhier] illuminates a hectic and fascinating place and time, bringing it back to life and tracing its continuing influence."New York Times "[I]t's exciting to see clips from these often-hard-to-find films, and it's rare for a rise-and-fall-of-an-artistic-movement story to have a second act, as BLANK CITY does." -- Grade: B+A.V. Club "[A] terrific documentary about a 30-year-old Lower Manhattan micro-niche. BLANK CITY mixes present-day interviews with a liberal sampling of 'period' imagery, including clips from actual No Wave films..."Film Comment "Danhier evocatively recaptures this gritty period of anything-goes creativity in the thorough, decidedly non-romanticized documentary BLANK CITY."Los Angeles Times 3 stars out of 4 -- "The documentary does a formidable job of sampling countless films now mostly forgotten....It gathers many of the artists, now middle-aged, to recollect a time of heedless youth."Chicago Sun-Times0.2652687

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"[M]ixing several dozen recent interviews of core figures with rare early footage of many key bands." Mojo "Don Letts, the Clash's official filmographer and a DJ on the London scene of the 1970s, has the credentials to make a proper punk documentary." Rolling Stone0.2273732

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4 stars out of 5 -- "[A]n extraordinary piece of work that succeeds....What stays in the mind is Harvey's impeccable and infectious enthusiasm."Uncut0.1894777

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"Bard Owe commands full attention as O'Horten....He exudes a quiet optimism that's rarely seen in movies these days."Film Comment 4 stars out of 5 -- "Writer/director Bent Hamer's humane, gently absurdist film has visual heft and beauty, plus a good natured-hero with whom moviegoers scattered across the age spectrum will be able to identify."Box Office "[T]his is a gentle comedy, both funny and melancholy, about a timid soul who discovers the necessity of embracing life in all its absurdity and unlooked-for joy."Los Angeles Times "[O'HORTEN is] made up of meticulously constructed, deadpan scenes that turn on Keatonesque visual jokes..."New York Times "[A] delightful film....Mr. Hamer, a poet of the droll and askew, sends the aptly named Odd -- it's also a common Norwegian name -- on a cockeyed journey from regret through comic confusion to a lovely eagerness for new adventures."Wall Street Journal "Like fellow poker-faced Scandinavian filmmaker Avi Kaurismaki, Hamer specializes in dry humor born of long, dark nights." -- Grade: B+Entertainment Weekly 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "The thing about a deadpan comedy is, it has to think....O'HORTEN, a bittersweet whimsy by the Norwegian director Bent Hamer, finds that effortless."Chicago Sun-Times "O'HORTEN explores what happens when this quintessential company man loses his company....It's a film of subtle, insinuating charm, a character study about an eminently sane, reasonable man unsteadily navigating an increasingly insane, unreasonable world." -- Grade: B+A.V. Club Included in Chicago Sun-Times's "The Best Foreign Films Of 2009" -- "[A] bittersweet deadpan whimsy about a retiring engineer named Odd Horten."Chicago Sun-Times0.1894777

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4 stars out of 5 -- "Unguarded fireside interviews with faces obscure and familiar lay bare a complex, conflicted character whose legacy deserves no less."Total Film "THE FUTURE IS UNWRITTEN captures the Joe Strummer who, in the late 1970s, just about firebombed the rock establishment with his fury."Entertainment Weekly "[The film] is much more than a biography of the Clash's guitarist and lead singer: It's history, criticism, philosophy and politics, played fast and loud."New York Times "A beautiful, evocative collage composed of concert footage, photographs, interviews and film clips, as well as interviews as people who knew him, the film is a rigorously through biography and an impassioned accolade."Los Angeles Times0.1515821

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