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Black Mass (2015)

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This has all the ingredients of a great gangster movie:  three childhood friends (in fact two brothers and a friend) grow up in South Boston to become an FBI agent, a state senator and … Whitey Bulger, the notorious gangster. He’s offered a deal to take down the Mafia and … everyone gets tainted. This is missing a few story beats which would have made it a classic but the real performance here is by Joel Edgerton as the agent. And what’s truly astonishing is … IT’S ALL TRUE. Wow.

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