Tag Archives: Johnny Depp

October 10

Black Mass – Deep chracterisation reveals there is no honour among theives. (Film review)

  Black Mass has been accused of unsuccessfully mimicking its predecessors such as Goodfellas. It’s a tedious and lazy comparison that again reinforces the over-hyped adulation of Scorsese and further entrenched that film in particular as the ultimate bench mark for gangster film perfection. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed Goodfellas, but it can’t defend […]

December 05

Sweeny Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street – New Theatre and Sondheim. (Theatre Review)

Sweeny Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street New Theatre 18 November – 20 December You can grab your tickets here. Stephen Sondheim has said Sweeny Todd is a tale of obsession and revenge and how vengeance can consume a person prone to it. It has also been said to be about capitalism, the tyranny […]

April 25

Transcendence – Antiquated technology meets Antiquated theology. (film review)

The Hollywood black List is old enough (nine years – this is not to be confused with the McCarthy era blacklist) that it is gaining traction in the mainstream these days, and if you pop over here, you can even submit a script to it. For the three of you who don’t know, it all […]

February 28

Dead Man – Jim Jarmusch, William Blake and the death of America. (film review)

Some are born to sweet delight, some are borne to endless night. William Blake In 1793, William Blake wrote America a Prophesy which amounts to a kind of formula for revolution. One of the subplots of the work is oppression of the mind – what we might call ‘unconsciousness’ in pop terminology today. Blake had […]