Only Lovers Left Alive review

Review — Only Lovers Left Alive — Pomo Vamp Art Film

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If you call your main characters, “Adam” and “Eve” you’re probably going for metaphor. But for the life of me, the deeper meaning of Jim Jarmusch’s retro-stylish pomo vampire art film, Only Lover’s Left Alive eludes me.

The undead Adam (Tom Hiddleston) lives in Detroit which here appears to be an almost uninhabited post-acopolyptic landscape. Not literally, but when out driving at night there are few other cars and no pedestrians. He’s a musician with a severe case of ennui. He’s suicidally depressed and blames it mostly on the living for having made such a mess of things and are terminally stupid.

He gets his blood from a hospital worker. Under this movie’s rules, it