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Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)
Eerie, Dark and Captivating
Jim Jarmusch is back with an extremely enjoyable film about a centuries old relationship between a pair of vampires. It's not your typical done-to-death gory, bloodsucking vampire flick but it does remain true to the stereotypical vampire films with its dark, sexy and romantic tone. Wonderful performances from the entire cast Tilda Swinton, Tom Hiddleston, Mia Wasikowska, John Hurt and Anton Yelchin. Particularly the chemistry between Tilda and Tom and the clash of characters between Tom and Mia. The film contains brilliant imagery and rich photography, also it is set entirely at night leaving a mysterious, dark and calm tone. The film has a very slow pace but I believe it didn't drag on at all contrary to what most reviewers believe, I think the pace was inherent to the film. Hilarious dry humour and snappy retorts make up for the lack of dialogue. I highly recommend this treat of a movie.
Breaking Bad: Blood Money (2013)
Blood Money Review
WOW, just wow is all I can say. Well worth the almost 1 year wait and this episode showed why this show is loved by millions. The episode shows the "future" Walt coming back to his home in Albuquerque which is now a dilapidated mess, the inside of the house trashed and graffiti on the wall with the word "Heisenberg". So obviously everyone knows that Walter White is the infamous Heisenberg, who let the secret out Hank, Lydia or even Skylar? We don't know as of yet.
After the title credits the scene then goes to the moment every BB fan has been waiting for, Hank's realization and reaction to finding out his brother in law is the drug kingpin he's been hunting for.
Jesse is even more broken down now and feels disgusted over Todd shooting that little kid and he has grown worried for Mike's safety and knows Walt may have killed him off along with Mike's men that were in the prison. One scene with Jesse where he feels like he needs to rid himself of his Blood Money so he tries and tries and tries to get rid of it but he can't so he ends up throwing wads of cash into people's front yards.
There are a few moments that bring you back down and realize that these characters are just normal people behind all the murder and drugs, one scene where Badger and Skinny Pete were talking about a new Star Trek movie script and also the scene between Walt and Skylar talking about re-arranging the car freshener stand are also quite humorous.
And then of course the inevitable confrontation between Hank and Walt where Hank knows Walt is Heisenberg and Walt knows that Hank is after him. After a punch is thrown and a few indirect threats are made Walt still doesn't straight up admit he's Heisenberg, all he says is "If you don't know who I am, then maybe your best course is to tread lightly" which is obviously a vague threat to back off.
Over all I believe that this episode was amazing and well worth the wait, it was great seeing every single main and minor character in the episode. I would give it a 9.5 out of 10 it was shocking, haunting and quite amazing to see how far Walt has fallen in the first scene before the credits and a nice change to see Walt in the Gustavo Fring position where Lydia comes to see him at work and Walt is trying to act as a car wash manager by saying phrases like "Have a A1 day!" etc.