Only Lovers Left Alive

Only_Lovers_Left_Alive_English_film_posterOnly Lovers Left Alive (2013) – 7/10

Tilda Swinton, Tom Hiddleston and Jim Jarmusch.

Cool, moody, reflective. Eve (Swinton) and Adam (Hiddleston) – a vampire couple are together for centuries. Immortality, however, is not without difficulties. Their undying love is the strength to consider time without end.

Scenes of the lovers together are breathtaking; the glowing light of Eve contrasts the dark, brooding Adam.

The languid aesthetes ponder music and literature.  Their one true companion succumbs to tainted blood, a sign of the times.  Eve’s sister injects an unwanted frenzy, compelling the pair to run.  A chance encounter draws the couple and renews their primal drive.  Alive in love.

Great sound track.

Oculus

OculusOculus (2013) – 4/10

So ok, the mirror houses all the dead people that it has killed over the centuries.  It’s power to deceive is unstoppable only limited by a physical perimeter and it needs plants and dogs for fuel.

Interesting movement back and forth through time for our heroes. This technique was not too jarring but near the end of the movie it was starting to annoy.

There was a big scratch in the DVD when I rented it and I was only able to see the first half hour.  The start of the film is creepy and interesting enough that I wanted to see more but. . . maybe should have left it at that.  Screenplay and Direction by Mike Flanagan.