Posts Tagged ‘roger ebert’

Johnny Depp (John Dillinger), Marion Cotillard (Billie Frechette), Christian Bale (Melvin Purvis). Screenplay by Ann Biderman, Ronan Bennett and Michael Mann. Directed by Michael Mann. Rating: 15. Running time: 140 minutes. ‘John Dillinger is making a mockery of this country’s system of justice.’ So said Franklin Roosevelt at the height of the Great Depression. He […]


Pulp Fiction‘s status in cinema history is rather overwhelming. It was almost unanimously hailed as the fulfillment of the potential this quirky new auteur, Quentin Tarantino, had shown in his first feature, Reservoir Dogs, and also, quite flatteringly, it was seen as the saviour of modern cinema. By liberating script writers from newly ingrained plot […]