Sweetgrass is an extraordinary non-narrative documentary about sheep herders in Montana rustling their sheep across country for 3 months through wild grazing fields. Most scenes are static mountainous vistas, single-shot scenes as if they’re were directed by Jim Jarmusch, long quiet shots that allow the viewer to observe everything in the frame. Several ultra slow zoom shots are breathtaking. There is no voice-over narration, very little information given. You
Anything directed by Jim Jarmusch is worth watching, even though his movies don’t always do much for me (Dead Man and Coffee and Cigarettes). His camera quietly observes people in an unobtrusive way that brings out the subtleties of character and has us feeling for them because they’re just so unremarkable. Broken Flowers, a road trip movie about a guy (Bill Murray) looking for a woman who leaves an unsigned
This is the most memorable segment from Jim Jarmusch’s Coffee and Cigarettes. It’s the last story in the movie and by far the best of the bunch. Champagne on YouTube (embedding is disabled for this video).
Directors reveal their top 10 films: Everyone loves a list – even film directors. But what do their Top 10s say about their personalities? John Walker decides that Quentin Tarantino lacks a sense of humour, whereas Terry Jones goes to the cinema to cheer himself up. I recognize only one of the movies in Jim Jarmusch’s list: L’Atalante (Vigo, 1934) Tokyo Story (Ozu, 1953) They Live by Night (N Ray,