s my first film screening for this year’s Toronto International Film Festival Jim Jarmusch‘s romantic vampire tale is a breath of fresh in the genre. Starring Tom Hiddleston and Tilda Swinton as married vampires, Only Lovers Left Alive is a film set between the beautiful decay of Detroit and nostalgic Tangier. Hiddleston (whom mainstream movie geeks may know as Marvel’s Loki) plays Adam, a David Bowie like vampire recluse whose friends have included Byron and Shelley. He has no heroes yet has a wall laced with pictures of Mark Twain, Nikola Tesla, Christopher Marlowe, and Rodney Dangerfield. He has become a nostalgic snob seeking death. Contacted by his wife Eve (Swinton) in Tangier, she takes flights (night) to detroit to convince him it is worth it to survive.