Black Mass

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'It made my children cry': when real-life figures hate their biopics
Madonna has expressed her unhappiness over unauthorised biopic Blond Ambition, but she’s not the first famous person to get annoyed

Stuart Heritage

28, Apr, 2017 @8:28 PM

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Carol; Steve Jobs; Black Mass; The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 and more – review
Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara burn with desire, while Michael Fassbender and Johnny Depp make a pair of cold fish

Guy Lodge

21, Mar, 2016 @12:51 PM

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Grandma left standing as Katniss keeps up the pace at UK box office
Hunger Games finale clings to the top spot ahead of Lily Tomlin comedy, Pixar’s dinosaur adventure and all-washed-up Angelina Jolie Pitt

Charles Gant

15, Dec, 2015 @1:36 PM

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From The Departed to Black Mass – why is Boston always so grim onscreen?
The New England city is always portrayed as chippy and tough. What is it about its unusual psychology that lends itself to such rough treatment?

Joe Queenan

03, Dec, 2015 @7:09 PM

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Bridge of Spies beats Black Mass and Carol in prestige week at UK box office
Steven Spielberg’s cold war drama came out ahead of the gangster drama and Cate Blanchett romance at the box office this week, while Pixar’s Good Dinosaur trotted in second

Charles Gant

01, Dec, 2015 @3:53 PM

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Black Mass review – not quite the godfather of comebacks
Johnny Depp arrests his decline with a transformation into gang boss Whitey Bulger

Mark Kermode, Observer film critic

29, Nov, 2015 @8:00 AM

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Black Mass review – big, brash and horribly watchable
Johnny Depp plays real-life Boston gangster Whitey Bulger in a preening, macho drama that brims with confidence and verve

Peter Bradshaw

26, Nov, 2015 @11:00 PM

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Goodfellas may have gone but the gangster films remain
The acquittal of gangster Vincent Asaro, part of the gang who inspired the famous Martin Scorsese film, underlines the fact that the kind of organised crime which fascinates film-makers is now the stuff of nostalgia

John Patterson

17, Nov, 2015 @10:00 AM

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Johnny Depp: 'Didn’t you know all my characters are gay?'
The Oscar-nominated actor talked at length about his career and most recent performance as Whitey Bulger in Black Mass at the AFI Festival in Los Angeles

Nigel M Smith

09, Nov, 2015 @10:12 PM

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Vin Diesel crashes and burns with The Last Witch Hunter
In this week’s roundup of the global box-office scene, the Fast & Furious don proves he has little firepower beyond the car franchise

Phil Hoad

26, Oct, 2015 @5:39 PM

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Sister acts: film and TV are still obsessed with the bond between siblings
From the spooky siblings of Crimson Peak to the warring brothers of Empire, 2015’s films and TV shows can’t resist exploring the limits of family ties

Anne T Donahue

20, Oct, 2015 @6:22 PM

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China has last laugh as Lost in Hong Kong posts highest comedy debut ever
In this week’s roundup of the global box-office scene, Lost in Hong Kong beats Hollywood to the top of the chart and The Intern banks on seniors-oriented comedies travelling well

Phil Hoad

28, Sep, 2015 @4:40 PM

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