BLACK MASS (2015)
Black Mass || In 1975, James “Whitey” Bulger, leader of the Winter Hill Gang, controls most organized crime within South Boston, along with his right-hand man Stephen Flemmi, newcomer Kevin Weeks, and callous hitman Johnny Martorano. Bulger lives with his common-law wife Lindsey Cyr and their young son Douglas.
Bulger’s supremacy is challenged by the North End-based Angiulo Brothers, a rival gang that is part of the New England Mafia family. After that FBI agent John Connolly returns to the area, having grown up in South Boston as a friend of Whitey and his brother William “Billy” Bulger’s; However Billy is now the Massachusetts Senate President. Connolly tries infiltrating the Angiulo Brothers and attempts to get Whitey to work with the FBI. Although Whitey hates the idea of being a rat, he understands the protection doing so would afford him, his gang, and his family. Douglas suffers from Reye syndrome, leading the devastated Lindsey to remove him from life support over Whitey’s furious objections. When the Angiulo Brothers murder a Winter Hill soldier, Whitey becomes an informant.
Although Connolly is supported by his co-worker John Morris, their boss, Charles McGuire, is suspicious. Whitey increasingly exploits his status as an informant, using Connolly’s “protection” as a cover for his crimes. When Connolly demands information on the Angiulos’ racketeering locations, Whitey gets pictures of the rival gang’s hideouts, allowing the FBI to plant wiretaps. The FBI arrests the Angiulos, thus eliminating the remaining opposition to Whitey’s power. Connolly, blinded by his past, grows closer to Whitey and the gang, and even invites them to his house for a cookout. However His wife, Marianne, sees negative changes in her husband as his agent-informant relationship with Whitey grows, including accepting expensive gifts and money from the gang.
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Actors: Johnny Depp, Joel Edgerton, Benedict Cumberbatch
Directors: Scott Cooper
Production: Vendian Entertainment, Infinitum Nihil, Head Gear Films
Duration: 123 Menit
Release Date: 04 September 2015
Countries: USA, UK