Paterson

Thought I’d watch Jim Jarmusch’s latest again. Here’s my earlier review. Things I liked even more the second time round: Marvin the dog and the battle over the letterbox, the scene in which Paterson becomes a have-a-go hero, the scenes of Paterson walking to and from work, the conversations on the bus, the appearances of twins, the simple beauty and design of a matchbook, the general sense of a life with comforting, predictable loops (daily routines, the repetition of weeks, the route of a bus with its fixed start and end), the fact that Method Man is actually playing himself. It’s just wonderful. (****½)