Only Lovers Left Alive: New York Film Festival 2013



Add +

Be psyched: The Jim Jarmusch of exquisitely cool slow-burners like Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai is back, after a lengthy pretentious phase that worried us. His latest is about vampires—thankfully not of the teenage kind, but embodied by the effortlessly cool Tilda Swinton and her centuries-long partner in bloodsucking, Tom Hiddleston (best known for his wryly villainous Loki in The Avengers). Occasionally neurotic and always nostalgic, these are hipster monsters, embodying a smart spin on the formula that invigorates genre and filmmaker alike. Our fashionable nightcrawlers come together in a desiccated Detroit house filled with ancient electric guitars; the movie itself feels like a lovely, forlorn antique. It’s intended for vinyl hoarders who stay up all night remembering the good old days—i.e., Jarmusch’s most intimate fans—and you’d better believe that’s us. Click for showtimes.—Joshua Rothkopf

RECOMMENDED: All New York Film Festival coverage

Users say


Film events calendar for New York City

  1. No results, please select another day

Time Out videos

Tweets by Time Out NY

Subscribe to Time Out New York on Spotify for playlists and recommendations from our Music team.

Check out New York's best restaurants, hottest street style, cool apartments and more.