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Documentarian and True Crime Fan Joe Berlinger Makes a Man (Not a Myth) out of Whitey Bulger in WHITEY

4:09 PM 6/25/2014 by Sara Vizcarrondo
James “Whitey” Bulger is big crook. Al Capone big. John Gotte big. But bringing him up in the same context as those wise guys is dicey because his life as an untouchable was made possible by the long shadows of their Cosa Nostra. As Boston’s branch of the F.B.I. occupied themselves with the national case against the Italian Mafia, Bulger and his Winter Hill Mob (Boston’s Irish Mob) operated with near impunity.

Review: No God No Master (The Melting Pot Boils Over)

12:07 PM 2/27/2014 by Sara Vizcarrondo
No God No Master does for New York in the teens what Midnight in Paris did for France in the 20s, but with more dignity and less “whimsy.” While the film is essentially a TV movie about the conflicts surrounding the “Palmer Raids” of late 1919/early 1920, writer/director Terry Green has tapped this period to build an urban western and an allegory for our modern war on terror.

Review: American Hustle (F for Friggin Awesome)

4:01 PM 12/11/2013 by Sara Vizcarrondo
Standing in front of a Rembrandt, con artist Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale) explains to FBI agent Richie DiMasso (Bradley Cooper) the painting’s a fake. Irving’s mantra is “everyone believes what they want to believe” and it’s the clearest truth life’s ever provided. Saying the Rembrandt’s a fake is a way of letting this G-man in on a secret.

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