Tilda Swinton

Jim Jarmusch’s ‘Only Lovers Left Alive’ and the Tragedy of Time in Artistic Lives

Mortality has its own way of haunting everyone, but for me it often manifests as vague anxiety about running out of time. In the short term, that means constant, low-level resentment over the inability to write or travel or even sleep as much as I’d like. What upsets me more, though, is when I get to thinking about the half-century or so I have left on this planet (if I’m lucky), and I remember that even if I dropped all my responsibilities and started devouring them in earnest, I could never read all the great books that have ever been published. I won’t ever finish watching every brilliant film or hear every transcendent piece of music or take in every masterpiece of visual art, either. And what if I had any ambitions about adding to that canon? … Read More

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Stereotyping You By Your Favorite Jim Jarmusch Movie

Only Lovers Left Alive, the ultra-cool vampire hangout flick from indie legend Jim Jarmusch, is out tomorrow in limited release, marking an even dozen feature films from the creatively coiffed auteur. It’s a fascinating filmography, encompassing multiple genres (from comedy to Western to action movie to horror) without fully turning over to any of them; all of his movies are, above all else, Jim Jarmusch Movies, which has sort of become a genre of its own. Yet the film that you pick as your favorite says a lot about you as a person — and thus we give the Jarmusch filmography our signature “stereotyping you by” treatment. … Read More

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Why Tilda Swinton Will Always Be a Glorious, Meme-Friendly Mystery

Can you ever really figure out what makes somebody cool? New York magazine plumbs the depths of our favorite space-alien actress in “Tilda Swinton Is Not Quite of This World,” and Swinton, mostly, remains pretty cool. Swinton is an actor’s actor, the type of artist who’s not on the cover of magazines and not selling products, but rather picking and choosing interesting projects to give her time and her spirit. Perhaps the mystery is why her resemblance to the world’s best space alien, David Bowie, has been the subject of tribute blogs, Bowie videos, and leggings. … Read More

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Flavorwire’s Guide to Indie Flicks to See in April

In case you haven’t noticed, there’s not much doin’ at the multiplex this April. You’ve got a new Captain America, and a Johnny Depp thing by Christopher Nolan’s regular cinematographer that could either be amazing or terrible and silly, and then — what, The Other Woman? Once again, it’s the art house to the rescue, and here are ten of the most notable and recommendation-worthy independent releases of the coming… Read More

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SXSW: The 10 Best Quotes from “A Conversation with Tilda Swinton”

AUSTIN, TX: Tilda Swinton has, perhaps not entirely purposely, cultivated a persona of genuine strangeness. Maybe it’s the offbeat roles she chooses, her fascinating romantic life, her tendency to turn up in, say, a glass case at MoMA. (Maybe it’s the fake Twitter account.) But anyone attending her interview sidebar at SXSW Saturday only experienced occasional flashes of that peculiarity; in the flesh and in conversation, Swinton is warm, eloquent, and wonderful. Rather than louse it up with a bunch of poorly-matched prose, your film editor decided to just get out of the way, and share some of her best moments from the panel. … Read More

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‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’: This Is What a Wes Anderson Action Movie Looks Like

There is often an element of storytelling in Wes Anderson’s films — The Royal Tenenbaums and Fantastic Mr. Fox are both framed by the novels (one fictional, one real) they’re adapted from, and Suzie’s books in Moonrise Kingdom are like characters themselves. But the act of telling a story has never been as much the focus of his work as it is in his new picture, The Grand Budapest… Read More

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Tom Hiddleston and Tilda Swinton Fall Into Tumultous Vampire Love in ‘Only Lovers Left Alive’ Trailer

There’s only one word for Jim Jarmusch’s new horror movie Only Lovers Left Alive, and that word is EPIC. The… Read More

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New Clip & Trailer of ‘Snowpiercer’ Provide Closer Look at the Movie We’ll Never See

As a deliciously cruel tease, Indiewire featured a new clip and international trailer from the best-looking movie to be… Read More

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Flavorwire’s Official David Bowie Holiday Gift Guide

“An entire holiday gift guide devoted to David Bowie? Isn’t that just a bit much?” you might ask. To which we might respond, “You realize this is Flavorwire you’re reading, right?” Publication-wide fandom aside, this year of wall-to-wall Bowie — when he released his first album of new material in a decade and was celebrated with an exhibition at the Victoria and Albert — may have been the best time for admiring the great man since the 1970s. And so we implore you to indulge us as we round up the most wonderful Bowie-related merchandise to delight your beloved Flavorwire staff the hardcore fan in your life this holiday season. … Read More

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