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What's On (Abu Dhabi) - - CONTENTS - DI­REC­TOR: Scott Cooper CAST: Johnny Depp, Dakota John­son, Bene­dict Cum­ber­batch, Joel Edger­ton

Lots of big cin­ema re­leases this month, in­clud­ing Johnny Depp as a gang boss in Black Mass (he’s al­ready be­ing tipped for an Os­car for his work in this one), plus Jake Gyl­len­haal goes for a climb in Ever­est.

It’s 1974 and FBI agent John Con­nolly (Joel Edger­ton) has an idea to save Bos­ton from the war­ring Ital­ian and Ir­ish gangs. De­cid­ing the Ital­ians are a much big­ger threat, Con­nolly con­vinces Ir­ish mob leader Whitey Bul­ger (Johnny Depp) to pro­vide in­for­ma­tion for im­mu­nity. The deal is a dou­ble-edged sword – as Bul­ger feeds Con­nolly a valu­able stream of in­tel, the Ir­ish are given carte blanche to carry out heinous crimes. As Bul­ger, Johnny Depp is

as equally un­recog­nis­able as he is ter­ri­fy­ing. This could be Depp’s best per­for­mance in quite some time.

Black Mass

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