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Neighborhood Evil

by Shawn Stone September 24, 2015

  Thanks to the gruesome skill of convicted gang boss James “Whitey” Bulger, Boston is the new “it” location in gangster films. First there was The Departed, a remake of a Hong Kong crime drama that ...


Hard to Like

by Shawn Stone April 24, 2014


  Jude Law is very entertaining as the ex-con and safecracker Dom Hemingway. He’s thoroughly believable as he brings out the various facets of the character: desperate convict, jealous ex-con, deliriously happy free man, coke-snorting lunatic, ...

Crimes and Misdirection

by Laura Leon September 18, 2013


  Based on an action novel by Tonino Benacquista, The Family is an unhappy merger between crime drama and buddy comedy. After ratting out his mob buddies, Giovanne Manzoni (Robert De Niro) and his family go ...


by Ann Morrow September 7, 2012


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Rakes toys with Forrest

  During Prohibition, Franklin County, Virginia, was known as “the wettest county in the world,” an observation made by the journalist Sherwood Anderson. And in Franklin County were some of the most talented and ferocious bootleggers ...

Blunt Force Trauma

by Ann Morrow July 11, 2012


If you haven’t read the best-selling novel by Don Winslow, then the first tip-off that Savages is going deep into the ultraviolent underworld of drug dealing is the sound of a chainsaw being revved—and then ...