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The 10 Best Performances In The Films Of Jim Jarmusch

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • April 9, 2014 2:56 PM
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10 Best Performances In Jim Jarmusch Movies
It all seems so obvious in retrospect. Of course, of all the parts Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston were born to play, a pair of lovelorn vampires battling the ennui of immortality in a Jim Jarmusch movie should always have been at the top of the list. “Only Lovers Left Alive,” which opens this weekend (review here), makes good on that logline and then some, delivering Jarmusch’s most deliriously enjoyable film in ages (see our complete retrospective of his films here), and showcasing as ever a cast that turn in terrific performances right down to the smallest supporting performer. But it’s Hiddleston and Swinton who carry the film, and they do so with such louche grace that they make their vampiric lifestyle seem dark and twisted and tortured and yet also so seductive and alluring and downright sexy, that at the potential cost of our eternal souls we’d proffer our own necks to them at the drop of a hat.

A Missing Dog Can Save America & Tom Waits Owns A Rabbit In New Viral Ad & Clips From 'Seven Psychopaths'

  • By Ryan Gowland
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  • September 26, 2012 10:37 AM
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With a title like "Seven Psychopaths" one might expect an "Expendables" for the horror genre with Freddy, Jason and Michael Myers all appearing in one movie, but you'd be wrong. "Seven Psychopaths" instead refers to Colin Farrell, Christopher Walken, Tom Waits, Sam Rockwell, Woody Harrelson, Olga Kurylenko and Abbie Cornish, who star in Martin McDonagh's dark comedy about the kidnapping of a mobster's beloved Shih Tzu. On cast alone, the film looks to be worth it, to say nothing of McDonagh, whose "In Bruges" was a revelation, not only for Farrell's career, but for McDonagh's transition from playwright to filmmaker.

4 New Images From 'Seven Psychopaths'; Martin McDonagh Wants To Do A Musical With Tom Waits

  • By Edward Davis
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  • September 20, 2012 11:26 AM
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How meta is too meta for a movie? "I don't know, you search that line without ‑‑ you know, there aren't any rules or boundaries. You push it as far as you can go. You know when it's smug," director Martin McDonagh said in an interview about his latest black comedy "Seven Psychopaths." And there are many things you can call the upcoming film, but smug is not one of them.

Daniel Radcliffe Might Voice Guillermo Del Toro's 'Pinocchio,' While Juno Temple Joins 'Maleficent'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 17, 2012 5:21 PM
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Right now, it's still unclear if the fairy tale movie is really going to end up being a potent force. While "Once Upon A Time" and "Grimm" have found fans on the small screen, in the cinema, "Alice in Wonderland" aside (and that's a film that's only really a fairy tale by the loosest definition of the word), none of the live-action reboots of classic folklore material, from "Red Riding Hood" to "Mirror Mirror," have gotten much traction with audiences. That could (and we suspect will) change in a couple of weeks when "Snow White And The Huntsman" opens, but the uncertainty hasn't stopped studios moving forward with a myriad of fairy tale projects: everything from "Beauty & The Beast" to "Cinderella" is in various stages of development.

Woody Harrelson Replaces Mickey Rourke In 'Seven Psychopaths'; Tom Waits & Olga Kurylenko Also Join

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 9, 2011 5:06 PM
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When it was reported recently that Mickey Rourke bailed on "Seven Psychopaths" from "In Bruges" director Martin McDonagh, calling him a "jerkoff" as a parting show, a couple commenters on the site suggested Woody Harrelson as a replacement. Seems like somebody has been listening.

Nick Nolte & Tom Waits Circling Drama 'The Low Road,' From 'Martha Marcy May Marlene' Producers

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • September 12, 2011 1:45 AM
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A slowly creeping phenomenon of 2011 has been the indie drama "Martha Marcy May Marlene." Ever since its debut at Sundance in January, the psychological thriller, which has placed star Elizabeth Olsen as one of the hottest actresses around, has picked up some of the most glowing reviews of the year (read ours from Sundance here), and played virtually every major festival, currently unspooling at Toronto after cropping up at Cannes in the Spring. Joe Public will get their chance to see it when it's released next month, but the company behind Sean Durkin's film are moving onto pastures new, with two projects in the can, and one more gearing up that's attracting the attention of two veteran actors.

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