Review: Black Mass
Great performanceFirst of all I was quite aware of the Bulger story. I watched a documentary on it. I also things about the story on a special features dvd of The Departed. Anyway. The film is about James Whitey Bulger and his involvement with the FBI. I will say the performance from Depp is chilling. Even guys who worked with Whitey were blown away. Depp personifies evil, he can also be funny, smart and really scary all in the same scene. The story about Whitey growing up with John Connolly who became an FBI guy, and how Whitey became an informant is fascinating. It is truly wilder than fiction. Depp will get an Oscar nomination. I don't know about a win but it was one of the best performances of the year.