While his brother Bill (Benedict Cumberbatch---who was awesome, by the way-lmv) remains a powerful leader in the Massachusetts Senate, Irish hoodlum James "Whitey" Bulger (Johnny Depp) continues to pursue a life of crime in 1970s Boston. Approached by FBI agent John Connolly (Joel Edgerton), the lawman convinces Whitey to help the agency fight the Italian mob. As their unholy alliance spirals out of control, Bulger increases his power and evades capture to become one of the most dangerous gangsters in U.S. history. -World Wide Web
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Black Mass (2015) R16 due to violence, drugs, profanity and other crimes
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The movie is mostly set in Boston and Boston is in Massachusetts. Whitey Bulger, an Echelon informant, and his cohorts sold their souls to the devil.
The film is based on a non-fiction account of the FBI's dealings with Bulger written by former Boston Globe reporters Dick Lehr and Gerald O'Neill and titled Black Mass: Whitey Bulger, the FBI, and a Devil's Deal.
After more than a month of waiting, finally, I've been able to watch Johnny Depp's latest movie called BLACK MASS. There was no dull moment, but there were a lot of changes of emotions: scared, happy, thrilled, frightened, excited, scared again, et cetera, et cetera, then relieved. Relieved? Why so? Well, when true to life characters are being portrayed by actors and you momentarily forget you are just watching a movie, it would seem like you used a time machine to reach their era and... To cut the long story short, you be relieved to realize that everything's just a reenactment. Some scenes were indeed fictionalized for dramatic effect, but they are real as real could be.
I almost did not recognize Joel Edgerton here. He got so immersed into the character that he became the twisted loyal crony of Jimmy "Whitey" Bulger, the character that possessed Johnny Depp.
Edgerton showed that it was obvious that Connolly was the informant of Bulger and not the other way around. He couldn't even protect his loving, but furiously scared wife.
Dakota Johnson is a true thespian beyond her DNA. I felt her character's pain because she was able to convey it to the people watching. Something happened and I believed in my heart that it was really her character's fault, but she was remorseful.
This movie is well-written, greatly directed and the actors did not act. They made us believe that all those monstrosities were happening right in front us so we were really so impressed with all of them.
Instead of yapping, yakking and all that jazz, again, I'll leave the technical stuff to the experts:
Director: Scott Cooper
Running time: 2h 2m
Screenplay: Jez Butterworth, Mark Mallouk
Producers: Scott Cooper, John Lesher, Brian Oliver, Patrick McCormick, Tyler Thompson
Labels: Benedict Cumberbatch, Black Mass, Corey Stoll, Dakota Johnson, Echelon Informant, Jesse Plemons, Joel Edgerton, Johnny Depp, Julianne Nicholson, Kevin Bacon, Peter Sarsgaard, Rory Cochrane, Whitey Bulger
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