Permanent Vacation

Permanent Vacation ★★★½

I identify with Allie on so many levels. This is a post-apocalyptic film (with no real explanation), but is really about a young man who just wants to leave. He wanders about this war-ravaged New York, talking to strangers, and when he finds out his lover has left him, he takes his cue to leave the city. Extremely slow paced: like, dangerously slow paced; you could cut this film down to 20 minutes and still have the exact same plot with all the dialogue. It was risky, sure, but it worked really well for the aesthetic, so I tip my proverbial hat to Mr. Jarmusch once again, and not for the last time I'm sure.