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Black Mass

Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015

It’s been an eventful 2015 for cinematographer Masanobu Takayanagi, ASC. Just a few months ago he earned what is widely regarded as the highest honor for a DP, the ASC designation from the American Society of Cinematographers.

And this year also saw the release of two high-profile...

Monday, Oct. 26, 2015

Filmmaker Scott Cooper felt both trepidation and a profound sense of responsibility when he took on the feature Black Mass which tells the story of James “Whitey” Bulger, a real-life gangland killer who reigned over the...

Sunday, Sep. 20, 2015

"The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials" edged out Johnny Depp's "Black Mass" at box office, as the two films split young and old moviegoers in half on the first weekend of the fall movie season.

20th Century Fox's sequel to "The Maze Runner" earned an...

Tuesday, Sep. 15, 2015

There's no surer way to make Johnny Depp chuckle than to cite those who call his icy performance as the Boston gangster Whitey Bulger in "Black Mass" a return to form for the actor.

"My comeback!" Depp wryly exclaims, his eyes lighting up behind blue...

Wednesday, Sep. 9, 2015

Hank Williams, Dan Rather and Lance Armstrong: The fictional guest list to the 40th Toronto International Film Festival is a curious group.

As the largest launching pad to the fall movie season, the Toronto Film Festival is a regular home to the...

Friday, Sep. 4, 2015

It's Johnny Depp's day at the Venice Film Festival. Judging by the acclaim greeting his performance in gangster drama "Black Mass," it may turn out to be Johnny Depp's year.

A pallid, blond and balding Depp is virtually unrecognizable as real-life...

Tuesday, Sep. 1, 2015

It's a sure sign that summer's over and the awards season is around the corner — the feast of fall film festivals.

The 72nd Venice Film Festival opens Wednesday, followed later in September by movie extravaganzas in Toronto, Telluride and New York....