Ian McKellen is marvellous here as an elderly James Whale, suffering from too much life and too many strokes. I knew nothing of Whale's life, apart from the films he directed, so this fictionalisation of the end of his life told me a lot that I hadn't known.
Dear Mr. Tarantino,
I rather enjoyed your film, but that's because I had been warned that it was much too long, gratuitously violent, and that the n-word was used everywhere it could be and then some. The story was a great adventure, I was never going to drop off in the middle of it even though it would have been less flabby if you had trimmed ¾ of an hour off it. I'm not sure that your film is the…