Everyman Road Movies at KXFS: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

King's Cross Filling Station , King's Cross Saturday May 4 2013 23:30
© Jonathan Perugia
Everyman Road Movies at KXFS
Director Gilliam pulls out the stops with the hallucinatory madness, and Depp and Del Toro, as the drug deranged heroes exploring the darkest excesses of the American Dream in 1971 Vegas, give their energetic all. But 'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas' is relentlessly weird, wacky and tacky: it takes an hour before the pace calms down sufficiently to let in a few laughs, and only Barkin, in a brief (and superior) scene towards the end anchors the manic antics in some sort of human reality. A film of brilliant moments, but sadly less coherent - and, on senses, rather less personal - than most of Gilliam's work. Screened as part of Everyman Cinema's Road Movies residency at the King's Cross Filling Station. (18)
Venue name: King's Cross Filling Station
Address: Goods Way
Transport: Tube: King's Cross St Pancras
Price: £10-£20, £7.50 under-12s
Event website: http://www.everymancinema.com