Jim Jarmusch

  • Film

    April 24, 2014

    Jim Jarmusch's Undead Know How to Live in Only Lovers Left Alive

    Silly, deeply serious and maybe the director's finest work.

  • Film

    April 17, 2014

    Tom Hiddleston Threatens to One Day Play a Normal Guy

    Only Lovers Left Alive star talks gods and monsters.

  • Articles

    April 10, 2014
  • Film

    April 3, 2014

    Bon Vivamps

    Jarmusch’s undead know how to live.

  • Film

    January 2, 2014
  • Blogs

    January 29, 2013

    Battle of the Black Flags: Which One Is Better?

    This past week the Internet was abuzz with the news that two different versions of the 1980s hardcore-punk pioneers Black Flag are reuniting. Since Black Flag is so iconic to almost any punk fan, this is big news indeed. But there's a catch: neither of the two versions is the complete, real version ... More >>

  • Film

    January 24, 2013

    George Stark's Parker

    Rough guide to a rough guy

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2013

    Bizarre Acting Roles by 20 Famous Musicians

    It's a toss-up whether actors or musicians will go to greater lengths to make rent, but some musicians have even found themselves so hard up they've been forced to take an acting gig. Such is the case with the haystack-sized Sleepy LaBeef, who in 1968's The Exotic Ones appeared as the "Swamp Monster ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2013

    Happy E-Day: What If Elvis Had Lived?

    Note: Elvis Presley would be 78 years old today, if he had not (supposedly) died in Memphis in August 1977. This article originally appeared as part of Rocks Off's "Elvis Week" in January 2011, and still seems plausible two years later. Do you realize that Woody Allen, Julie Andrews, the dude who w ... More >>

  • Film

    November 29, 2012

    The Best Action Director Working Today

    John Hyams is dedicated to the abstract and the ass-kicking.

  • Film

    October 4, 2012

    Waits Variations

    Six ways of looking at Tom Waits, character actor.

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2011

    Pop Rocks: Remake My Day III (John Hughes Edition)

    They wouldn't dare...​We've done this on Pop Rocks a few times already, not that it's made any difference. All those upcoming crimes against cinema -- from The Birds to Fright Night to Escape From New York -- are all due to be released in the next few years (Fright Night this summer). And ther ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2011

    Top 10 Musician Movie Cameos

    Rocks Off has no idea why Mick Jagger might prefer Performance to Ned Kelly.​Over recent years, Rocks Off has been repeatedly surprised by the quality performances of musicians in films. Naturally, there are some duds in the mix; even Mick Jagger himself, who starred in 1970's Ned Kelly, disow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2011

    Future Elvis: What If The King Had Lived?

    ​Do you realize that Woody Allen, Julie Andrews, the dude who was in the Darth Vader suit, and Ron Paul are all the same age as Elvis Presley would be on Saturday? Look at Woody Allen next time you see him on TMZ and just think, he's as old as Elvis. In order to get in the frame of mind to t ... More >>

  • Film

    December 23, 2010

    How the West Is Won

    The Coen brothers take their tongues out of their cheeks for True Grit.

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2010

    FAIL: Lady Gaga, Spain

    Photo illustrations by John Seaborn Gray​Oh No, Not Lady Gaga, Too: Get ready, kids. We've got some truly shocking, devastating news for you. Are you sitting down? Okay, good, now listen closely. Lady Gaga - the whacked-out pop singer you've been listening to for the past couple of years - has ... More >>

  • Film

    February 18, 2010

    Watching the Detective

    It depends what the meaning of "conscience" is in Police, Adjective, a seriously black cop comedy.

  • Culture

    June 25, 2009


    Inside the CAMH, the works of "No Zoning" lose their power.

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2009

    Vamplification: Dirty Fuzz, Von Iva and Boris

    Screw those pink sparkly Daisy Rock guitars. Chicks can stroke the neck of a Fender Strat right alongside the guys. The best girl rockers also deliver some of the wickedest vocals out there and, as an added bonus, usually look damn sexy doing it. Rocks Off thinks it's high time to give these sirens ... More >>

  • Film

    May 21, 2009

    The Man, The Myth

    Wandering Spain with the lone wolf of Jim Jarmusch's Limits of Control.

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2008

    Turning The Screw: Crew54, DJ AM & Travis Barker, G- Unit, Pharrell, Eminem, Nate Dogg, Kanye, Wu-Tang vs. UFC and More

    Welcome back to Turning the Screw, Rocks Off's weekly rap post. It probably won’t rhyme, at least most of the time. E-mail tips to Thanks, homies. Single of the Week “Lil Miss Sunshine,” Crew54 feat. Rochelle Terrell Wire To Wire Sadly, DJ AM and Travis ... More >>

  • Music

    March 6, 2008
  • Film

    February 7, 2008

    Pity: Fool's Gold

    There is no gold at the end of this terrible Matthew McConaughey-Kate Hudson mash-up

  • Culture

    January 10, 2008

    "Nan Goldin: Stories Retold"

    Work reflects the horrors, pleasures and ravages of time

  • Film

    December 6, 2007

    Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten

    Joe Strummer transcends punk, and the music lives on

  • Home Entertainment

    September 6, 2007
  • Film

    April 6, 2006

    Misery Train

    Beautifully moody, Lonesome Jim is just what you'd expect from Steve Buscemi

  • Film

    March 9, 2006

    Shandy Everybody Wants

    Michael Winterbottom's adaptation of a classic loads on the Bull

  • Home Entertainment

    January 5, 2006
  • Film

    August 4, 2005

    On the Road Again

    Jim Jarmusch offers up another quest story for hipsters, and they'll be pleased

  • Culture

    May 26, 2005

    Excess Hollywood

    In the season of sequels and Happy Meal toys, '05 may be a pleasant surprise.

  • Film

    June 17, 2004

    Feels Like 80 Days

    Jackie Chan takes a long trip without going anyplace new

  • Film

    May 20, 2004

    A Good Buzz

    Jim Jarmusch serves the perfect blend: Coffee and Cigarettes

  • Music

    October 9, 2003

    Time Trial

    After nine months in a body cast and years of neglect in his home country, aging rocker Ed Hamell still aims to conquer America

  • Best of Houston

    September 25, 2003

    Best Video Selection

    Cactus Music and Video

  • Film

    March 16, 2000

    Turning Japanese

    Forest Whitaker brings an adopted honor code to the streets in Jim Jarmusch's Ghost Dog

  • Film

    October 29, 1998

    To Die Laughing

    Chaplinesque Life uses humor against Holocaust horrors

  • Film

    August 6, 1998

    Hour Gang

    Slow countdown stifles the cute Clockwatchers

  • Film

    June 4, 1998
  • Film

    March 20, 1997

    Wasted Youth

    With subUrbia, the director of Slacker becomes one

  • Film

    May 23, 1996
  • Film

    August 3, 1995
  • Film

    January 26, 1995

    Slack time

    Before Sunrise is something new from Richard Linklater -- a failure