Film: A love letter to life in the slow lane

Paterson’s meandering tone is cleverly offset by Driver’s long features and languid gait

27th November, 2016
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Adam Driver and Golshifteh Farahani in Paterson

Paterson: Directed by Jim Jarmusch, Nationwide, 15A, Rating: *****

Almost Christmas: Directed by David E Talbert, Selected, 12A, Rating: ***

In a 30-year career, writer and director Jim Jarmusch has explored the nooks and crannies of his unique characters while following them wherever they would go, but his deadpan existentialism has rarely been so beautifully expressed as it is in Paterson: a film about a week in the life of a bus-driving poet...

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