A tightly wound bundle of everything and its opposite—an anti-authoritarian who ran for sheriff of Aspen, a peace-loving gun nut, an iconoclast who relished winners as much as any football coach—the late Hunter S. Thompson pioneered what might be called psychic-war correspondence: corrosive inner dispatches from the long goodbye of '60s idealism. Alex Gibney's fascinating documentary makes Thompson a complex, looming presence, using the author's words (read by Johnny Depp) as rueful commentary. Buttressed by interviews with his collaborators (including illustrator Ralph Steadman), archival snippets, and vintage Thompson footage, the bulk of Gibney's film is devoted to... More >>>