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Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger

Whitey: United States of America v. James Bulger (Director: Joe Berlinger): Documentarian Joe Berlinger wasn’t kid­ding when he described his latest pro­ject as the most dense film he’d ever done dur­ing the pre-screen­ing intro­duc­tion for Whitey: United States of America … Continue read­ing

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Calvet

Calvet (Director: Dominic Allan): The story that Jean-Marc Calvet tells in this essen­tially one-man show is so unbe­liev­able that you might find your­self not believ­ing it. But dir­ector Allan, who doesn’t appear in the film, was on hand to assure … Continue read­ing

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Life With Murder

Life With Murder (Director: John Kastner): 20-year-old Mason Jenkins murdered his 18-year-old sis­ter with mul­tiple shot­gun blasts to the head on January 6, 1998. The crime occurred in the home he resided in with his only sib­ling and par­ents, in … Continue read­ing

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Thieves By Law

Thieves By Law (Director: Alexander Gentelev): I’ve been read­ing Misha Glenny’s excel­lent sur­vey of the world of organ­ized crime, McMafia: A Journey Through the Global Underworld, so the sub­ject of this film inter­ested me. An exposé of the inner work­ings … Continue read­ing

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Un prophète

Un prophète (Director: Jacques Audiard): Essentially a com­ing-of-age story set in a viol­ent and cor­rupt prison, Un prophète sprawls over 150 minutes and yet doesn’t really let you get to know prot­ag­on­ist Malik all that deeply. When we first meet … Continue read­ing

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