I’ve been on a bit of a Jim Jarmusch kick as of late after finally seeing ‘Only Lovers Left Alive‘. A friend recently reminded me of Jarmusch’s excellent ‘Coffee and Cigarettes‘, and it’s as fantastic to watch years later as the first time around, easily making it my Friday film pick for this week.
Shot in black and white, the film is a series of vignettes of people drinking coffee, smoking cigarettes and talking, woven together in such a way only Jarmusch is capable of.
‘Coffee and Cigarettes’ features an eclectic cast with the likes of Tom Waits, Steve Coogan, Cate Blanchett, and Steve Buscemi popping up in these visual striking, often comic and surreal conversational segments.
It’s a great film to unwind to with a cup of coffee in hand of course. The scene with Iggy Pop and Tom Waits alone absolutely cracks me up every time.