Film review: Paterson – Adam Driver plays a bus-driving poet in Jim Jarmusch’s sublime tale of everyday life

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4/5 stars
Most films about writers feel compelled to find the drama behind the pen – whether it’s the narcotics of Naked Lunch, the suicide of Sylvia or the murder of Kill Your Darlings. Jim Jarmusch’s Paterson does nothing of the sort, and it’s all the better for it.

A fictional tale about a bus-driving poet named Paterson, who hails from Paterson, New Jersey, it might sound typically Jarmuschian at first glance: idiosyncratic, self-conscious hipster cinema. Yet there…

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