Lovers, Neighbors, and The Dead: An early-May round-up

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The last week-plus has been busy, and I am especially pleased with my 4-star Buffalo News review of Jim Jarmusch’s “Only Lovers Left Alive.” I must admit, I did not expect to embrace the film so strongly, but it was that good.

I also wrote a 3-star Buffalo News review of the funny Seth Rogen-Zac Efron comedy “Neighbors.”

I continue to contribute a number of blog posts to BuffaloNews.com, including, a look at the final film of the Buffalo Film Seminars’ spring semester, John Huston’s “The Dead.” And I wrote about the Coen Bros.’ series at Rochester’s Dryden Theatre.

As usual, more is on its way, including reviews of “Wolf Creek 2” and “Don Peyote” for The Playlist, previews of a couple Cannes entries for The Film Stage, and more …