Retro Review: Only Lovers Left Alive

Submitted by melissa on September 6, 2016 - 9:00am


 

Every person I know that has seen Only Lovers Left Alive has nothing but praise for it, of which I wholeheartedly agree. At the center of the tale are two vampires who, married, live in different parts of the world.  After such a long physical separation, Adam and Eve (fantastic, right?) are reunited and are immediately inseparable as if no time has passed. This bliss doesn't last, however, when Eve's sister arrives and stirs up trouble in paradise.

As a special treat, we have two reviews for you, one from Michael aka Petrocs, and the other from Jeremy aka Spirit of the Thing.

Set against the romantic desolation of Detroit and Tangier, an underground musician, deeply depressed by the direction of human activities, reunites with his resilient and enigmatic lover.

Their love story has already endured several centuries at least, but their debauched idyll is soon disrupted by her wild and uncontrollable younger sister. Can these wise but fragile outsiders continue to survive as the modern world collapses around them?