Fifth about The Seventh


Paterson: Jim Jarmusch’s low-key drama skips a story and merely chronicles the life of a common man; however, the main character, as well as the town he inhabits (both are represented by the title) is unremarkable, and so is the film. The observation of a day-to-day routine is delicate, but it’s neither original nor interesting. Adam Driver’s performance is solid: subdued, quiet, but his character is too dispassionate to be attractive; Golshifteh Farahani is fine as his counterpart, but it’s hard to see their chemistry. Affonso Gonçalves’ editing imprints a ponderous pace; Frederick Elmes’ images are, like everything else, unexceptional. Nothing here is bad, but nothing is particularly attractive either.


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