It's going to be a tough sell in a season of impossible missions and improbable special effects, but DEAD MAN is a film of rare beauty and genuine insight.
This art film in Western clothing marks a departure for director/writer Jim Jarmusch, the hipster auteur best known for quirky, coolly amusing character studies, from STRANGER THAN PARADISE (1984) to NIGHT ON EARTH (1992). In a town called Machine, mild-mannered accountant Bill Blake (Johnny Depp)
turns outlaw after shooting a man in self-defense. Pursued by an unlikely team of gunslingers (Lance Henriksen, Michael Wincott, Eugene Byrd), he heads for the wilderness, finding a partner and spiritual guide in th...