Film Review: 'Only Lovers Left Alive' is a lulling, moody vampire move from Jim Jarmusch

  • by: TODD McCARTHY , Associated Press
  • Updated: April 8, 2014 - 7:25 PM

LOS ANGELES — "The Thin Man" with blood cocktails, an ode to hipsterism through the ages, a mainline shot of cool and a playful tribute to artistic fetishism, Jim Jarmusch's vampire romance "Only Lovers Left Alive" is an addictive mood and tone piece, a nocturnal reverie that incidentally celebrates a marriage that has lasted untold centuries. Almost nothing happens in this minor-key drift through a desolate, imperiled modern world, and yet it is the perennial downtown filmmaker's best work in many years, probably since 1995's "Dead Man," with which it shares a sense of quiet, heady, perilous passage.