Black Mass

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A cap­ti­vat­ing, fact-based crime drama

Nearly un­recog­nis­able be­neath thin­ning hair, Johnny Depp de­liv­ers a chill­ing study of so­cio­pathic evil in this biopic of no­to­ri­ous Ir­ish-amer­i­can mob­ster James ‘Whitey’ Bul­ger. As­ton­ish­ingly, Bul­ger owed his un­der­world dom­i­nance in 1970s and 80s Bos­ton to a se­cret deal with the FBI bro­kered by an am­bi­tious fed­eral agent with child­hood ties to his fam­ily (Joel Edger­ton). Queasily riv­et­ing, with Bene­dict Cum­ber­batch co-star­ring as Bul­ger’s politi­cian

brother, Billy. Dir: Scott Cooper 2015, 15, 130min

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