The Limits of Control

A reticent sort of calm typifies the new Jarmusch

The one aspect of the lone killer’s life that we can envy is the lack of physical and mental clutter. A single bag holds the killer’s belongings. He doesn’t think, he doesn’t read, he doesn’t watch TV. Beside killing, his only exertion consists of a few tai chi moves and occasionally listening to Schubert. Ordinary humans, with their encumbered lives and frazzled nerves, are light-years away ... more >