020: Ghost Dog (1999)

Jarmusch’s stand alone ‘serious’ movie about race relations hides under the frayed allegorical veil of a samurai story. A film about martial arts with very little martial arts, cuddly behemoth Forest Whitaker puts in a stale performance as a no-nonsense, loner beefcake. Even with some nice action set pieces and typically off-kilter Jarmusch joshing this is a forgetful

THE GOOD: For a change, Jarmusch uses a dab of colour rather than relying opting for that ultra cool B&W shtick.

THE BAD: Forest Whitaker is a bore, but please don’t tell him I said that as he will crush me with ease.

THE UGLY: The samurai lifestyle encourages Brenda Fisher style birding.


IMDb it.

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