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  • This image released by Sony Pictures Classics shows Tilda Swinton in a scene from "Only Lovers Left Alive." (AP Photo/Sony Pictures Classics, Sandro Kopp)

    Review: 'Only Lovers' a moody vampire movie

    "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.

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