MOVIE REVIEW: Black Mass (2015)

Black Mass is triumphant in presenting yet another Johnny Depp persona–this time sans the misfires that could just continue to stereotype him for being unaware of what is beyond the fluorishes and costumes and funny accents. It has been a while since he is last seen play an actual human being. And so comes the opportunityContinue reading “MOVIE REVIEW: Black Mass (2015)”

‘Ant-Man’ villain Corey Stoll plays good guy in ‘Black Mass’

He received wide acclaim for his performance as murderous scientist Darren Cross aka Yellowjacket in the superhero action adventure hit “Ant-Man.” Now, Corey Stoll’s new screen role couldn’t be more opposite: an incorruptible federal prosecutor in Warner Bros. Pictures’ new gangster thriller, Black Mass. Based on a true story, “Black Mass” explores how a dealContinue reading “‘Ant-Man’ villain Corey Stoll plays good guy in ‘Black Mass’”

Johnny Depp plays notorious mobster in ‘Black Mass’

Three-time Oscar nominee Johnny Depp (“Sweeney Todd” “Finding Neverland,” the “Pirates of the Caribbean” films) stars as notorious mobster James “Whitey” Bulger in Warner Bros. Pictures’ gangster thriller Black Mass. For more than a decade—until his capture in 2011—Boston’s most infamous crime lord, James “Whitey” Bulger, was hunted by the FBI, surpassed only by OsamaContinue reading “Johnny Depp plays notorious mobster in ‘Black Mass’”

Dakota Johnson leads the women of ‘Black Mass’

Though, in the context of the time, the FBI and the mob were each something of a boys’ club, there are women in the story Warner Bros. Pictures’ new thriller Black Mass who have a distinct impact on what transpires. Portraying them are Dakota Johnson (“Fifty Shades of Grey”), Juno Temple (“Maleficent”) and Julianne NicholsonContinue reading “Dakota Johnson leads the women of ‘Black Mass’”

Rise of gangster amidst FBI aid explored in ‘Black Mass’

For more than a decade—until his capture in 2011—Boston’s most infamous crime lord, James “Whitey” Bulger, was hunted by the FBI, surpassed only by Osama Bin Laden at the top of the Bureau’s Most Wanted List. But the ironic fact is that Bulger might never have risen to the level of power he achieved wereContinue reading “Rise of gangster amidst FBI aid explored in ‘Black Mass’”