Tagged with gangster films

Review: Moonwalkers, 2016, dir. Antoine Bardou-Jacquet

Review: Moonwalkers, 2016, dir. Antoine Bardou-Jacquet


“Ron Perlman’s performance in Antoine Bardou-Jacquet’s Moonwalkers is the film’s best recommendation. It is also the only recommendation, for the most part, because for all of the great violence on display, there’s not a whole lot hanging the production together. Screenwriter Dean Craig’s script is the rubber and Perlman is the glue. Nothing sticks here … Continue reading

Review: Black Mass, 2015, dir. Scott Cooper

Review: Black Mass, 2015, dir. Scott Cooper


“James “Whitey” Bulger terrorized Boston as the boss of the Winter Hill Gang from the 1970s until the 1990s, went into hiding in 1994, fell into FBI custody in 2011, and now, thanks to filmmaker Scott Cooper, he’s stalking multiplexes in the gangster film Black Mass. For Cooper, the movie marks his third plum gig … Continue reading

Review: Outrage, 2011, dir. Takeshi Kitano

Review: Outrage, 2011, dir. Takeshi Kitano


For the last decade, Japanese maestro Takeshi Kitano has taken a break from the Yakuza films that have come to strongly identify his entire body of work, turning to projects ranging from Zatoichi to his surreal and allegedly autobiographical trilogy of pictures starting with Takeshis and ending with 2008’s Achilles and the Tortoise. But ten … Continue reading