Cinema: Blood Brothers

With From Hell, the Hughes twins escape the hood and move in on Jack the Ripper's Victorian turf

It comes as no surprise that moviegoers these days are desperate for escapism. If that mood holds, From Hell, opening this week, may be just what the doctor ordered. Especially if the doctor's name is Jekyll or Moreau. From Hell is Hollywood's latest search for Jack the Ripper. It stars Johnny Depp as an opium-addicted Victorian cop and Heather Graham as one of the prostitutes stalked by the madman in London's low-rent Whitechapel district in 1888. It's a shocking movie, to be sure, but this is its most unexpected twist: it is directed by the Hughes brothers, twins Allen and Albert,...

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