This Month’s Genre…
This month’s genre is, “Here’s to You, Tilda Swinton”
Rarely does this blog create a month’s genre focused on an actor, but this April is an exception because Tilda Swinton, the actor Reel Club will look at this April, is rather exceptional.
The news that Jim Jarmush and Tilda Swinton would reunite again, this time with Swinton in a leading role (finally), bred excitement in the film world for this, their latest project, Only Lovers Left Alive, a timeless tale (literally) of lovers who just so happen to be vampires. Two of cinema’s most “outside the box,” bold, and creative artists together again can only lead to a cinematic experience audiences will get sucked right in to (pun intended).
Therefore, this month, Reel Club will look at some of Swinton’s past films, all selections in which she starred in a leading role. First will be The Deep End, a contemporary take on film noir. Next will be Julia, perhaps her greatest role to date. Then, We Need to Talk About Kevin, which is one of her most controversial films. And, finally, Only Lovers Left Alive, her latest.
For the record, Orlando would have made the cut, but Reel Club has already used that film. Also, Young Adam and Female Perversions very nearly made the cut. Too bad there were not more Sundays for this month’s genre!