Screenwriter/Director: Bruce Robinson
Starring: Johnny Depp
Review: 4 stars (of five)
It is perilously close to midnight, and I’ve spent the last ninety minutes emptying a bottle of rum into a small glass, pausing periodically to empty the glass into me. Seems like a good time to start writing about Hunter S. Thompson.
Well, not Thompson, directly. Thompson as mediated, again, brilliantly, by Johnny Depp, who first allowed the loa of gonzo journalism to ride him in Terry Gilliam’s 1998 delight, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. ’98 was also the year of publication for The Rum Diary, a novel that a 22-year-old Thompson...