ELLE reviews: Only Lovers Left Alive

Sexy, charming, deadly

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Tom Hiddleston and Tilda Swinton take the lead in Jim Jarmusch's enchanting new film, Only Lovers Left Alive, as undead lovers who can't live either with or without each other.

Yes, it's a slow, dreamy, dark, romantic movie (check out the trailer below). But it is also uplifting, optimistic, and very very funny. Hiddleston plays Adam - a fatigued vampire rock-star hiding our in Detroit, toying with a wooden bullet - with his trademark intensity, but also flashes of dry humour. Tilda Swinton is glorious as his wife Eve - giddy, optimistic, and determined to save him from himself.

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There are equally brilliant performances from Mia Wasikowska as Eve's feckless, disruptive sister, Anton Yelchin as Adam's starstruck human familiar, and John Hurt as a bloodthirsty Christopher Marlowe.

The film is a small slice of heaven. If you want to know more, check out ELLE March issue (on sale 30 January) for our exclusive shoot with Mr Hiddleston himself, his most revealing interview ever (yes, really), and a rather spectacular short film which will be posted on this very site shortly.

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Only Lovers Left Alive is out 21 Feb (with selected preview screenings around the country on Valentine's Day). And click here to enjoy an exclusive clip, plus some (shirtless) pics of Mr Hiddleston

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