And this is why there should be an Oscar for casting.Photo: Sony Pictures Classics
Why I Saw It: Utterly Smitten with Swinton and Hiddleston, and absolutely could not wait to see them them together in this way. What I Thought: All expectations met (and they were very high indeed); will likely go Desert Island. Best endorphin rush since Take Shelter, and before that when I saw The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and screened Inception on the same day.
Only Lovers Left Alive. Dir. Jim Jarmusch. Perf. Tilda Swinton, Tom Hiddleston, John Hurt, Mia Wasikowska, Anton Yelchin, Jeffrey Wright. Sony Pictures Classics, 2013.
A long (long!) happily married bi-continental couple reunites when one comes down with a bad case of the blues, but their blissful bubble is disrupted when the other’s incorrigible sister arrives uninvited.