The rum diary

Alcohol-soaked deadpan bemusement
Johnny Depp, Michael Rispoli and Aaron Eckhart
Directed by Bruce Robinson

(Reviewer’s note: What do you when you really like a film but disagree with it? You write a review like this.) I’ll start my review of The Rum Diary with a short explanation of why I ceased to be a journalist some time ago. Very simply, I never knew a journalist in his 40s who wasn’t a deeply unhappy person. They were all poor, burned-out, and resentful. I remember once sitting in a job ... more >