Permanent Vacation

I decided to watch the last Jim Jarmusch film available on Hulu+ which was this one. Unfortunately it was a bit of a letdown.

This was his first film and was made just after he dropped out from film school, and was shot on 16mm film.

It was 75 minutes long, but because of the lack of a story and little dialogue it seemed longer. There would be whole scenes of just nothing happening, like the main character playing with a yo-yo as he walked a scuzzy New York street.

I suppose though that this is considered worth watching because Jim Jarmusch made it.

Date watched: April 3rd
Score: 2/10
Film count 2015: 46

Down By Law

Yet again this was a film that I thought I had seen, but now methinks not.

Just as good as Stranger Than Paradise, and Tom Waits was brillo, as were John Lurie and Roberto Benigni who pretty much stole the show.

It was a very simple story, but was thoroughly entertaining. The black and white photography was better than Strangfer Than Paradise, crisper and nice contrast.

Another fabs film.

Date watched: April 1st
Score: 10/10
Film count 2015: 45

Stranger Than Paradise

I am not sure if I have seen this before, I would think I must have sometime in the distant NZ past, but none of it was familiar at all. Not to worry.

Good stuff. I guess for most people who like anything with TomCruise, guns, sassy ladies, and CG everything, then this will be a borefest. Wikipedia describes it as a absurdist/deadpan comedy film which is quite an accurate description, although maybe not so absurdist. The acting was as fine as could be and the story was slow but not boring at all.

I’ll watch another Jarmusch film again tonight I think.

Date watched: March 30th
Score: 10/10
Film count 2015: 44