Woody Allen plays it safe again, Sam.
Nostalgia and regret are recurrent themes in Allen’s work and as with all of them, there’s much in Café Society that recalls elements of his better films. In particular, it most closely resembles moments from Midnight in Paris, Bullets Over...
Johnny Depp's Bulger has stillness and loathing but not much menace.
Guns are fired, faces smashed, money is made, and deep strings sound in Black Mass, a gangster picture in the rise-and-fall mode of Scarface, the granddaddy of them all. This is a rolling fog of a movie, set in 1970s and 1980s Boston, that...