#31. Jim Jarmusch Ranked List
I initially liked Jarmusch's deadpan style, but I always expected it would evolve more towards humor, becoming an American Roy Andersson. The breaking point for me was Ghost Dog, which did not need to be as long as it was. Discovering Takeshi Kitano around that time showed where Jarmusch had it all wrong. Edited down, Ghost Dog could've been a Kitano mix of violence, philosophy, gangsters and deadpan.
After that, I only watched Jarmusch films reluctantly. (I'd love to hear what the current generation thinks of JJ, if they think of him at all.) Broken Flowers almost brought me back to him, but my disdain for Only Lovers Left Alive is so out of step with everyone else whose seen it that I ignored all the praise for Paterson, the only non-documentary I haven't seen. So, reluctantly, I will now be watching Paterson.