Tag Archives: Johnny Depp

The Ninth Gate - * 1/2*

Roman Polanski writes and directs this thriller set in the world of rare books. An expert in the field (Johnny Depp) gets entwined in a supernatural conspiracy while tracking down the two remaining copies of a demonic text. Based on … Continue reading

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Sleepy Hollow - * * *

Live action romantic horror film loosely based the legend of Ichabod Crane (Johnny Depp) and the Headless Horseman. Female lead Katrina Van Tassel will be played by Christina Ricci. Casper Van Dien will play Ichabod’s rival Brom Van Brunt. Andrew … Continue reading

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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - * * 1/2*

This is not a movie for everyone. Its intense surrealistic drug imagery is at once intriguing and revolting. The film doesn’t have a strong point, but it tells it vividly and with an intense visual flair. Johnny Depp stars as … Continue reading

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Donnie Brasco - * * * 1/2*

Just when you thought there weren’t any fresh or new stories that could be told about mafia life, along comes a gem like Donnie Brasco, made all the more fascinating because it is based on fact. Donnie Brasco is the … Continue reading

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Dead Man - * *

Dead Man is a depressing revisionist black comedy artistic western. Johnny Depp plays the title character, an innocent named William Blake from Cleveland who travels the the wild western town of Machine to claim an accounting job. When factory owner … Continue reading

Posted in 1996, Movie Reviews | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Nick of Time - * 1/2*

This potentially interesting thriller is cut short by its own gimmick. Johnny Depp is a mild mannered accountant picked at random by the menacing Mr. Smith (Christopher Walken) and Ms. Jones (Roma Maffia). They kidnap his daughter and force him … Continue reading

Posted in 1995, Movie Reviews | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Don Juan DeMarco - * * *

The fantasy scenes in Don Juan DeMarco are imaginative, humorous, and engaging. However, they make the “real world” scenes seem flat and boring in comparison.

Posted in 1995, Movie Reviews | Tagged , | Leave a comment