The Dead Don’t Die may work as a horror comedy but writer-director Jim Jarmusch ultimately aims for both meta and allegorical comedy. “This is going to end badly,” police officer Ronald Peterson (Adam Driver) repeatedly tells police chief Cliff Robertson (Bill Murray). How does Peterson know this? He read the full script. Robertson on the other hand would only receive the pages with his scenes. While the joke may be self-referential, it ultimately pays off. Other…"The Dead Don’t Die Goes Meta"
Carmine Street Guitars follows custom guitar-maker Rick Kelly and apprentice Cindy Hulej for a week in this Greenwich Village-set documentary. Kelly and Hulej have been building custom-made guitars by hand out of wood taken from New York buildings. Not just any New York buildings mind you but historic ones. To give you an idea of what Kelly means to the music industry, his clientele includes musicians like Bob Dylan, Lou Reed, Patti Smith, and more. Kelly is…"TIFF 2018: Carmine Street Guitars"