Tag Archives: Gangster Film

Fargo Season 2: Tall Tale Made in Weirdness

The following piece contains spoilers for Season 2 of FARGO. The first season of the TV companion piece to the Coen Brothers’ classic movie had me completely and utterly hooked. I felt sure no-one could hope to measure up to … Continue reading

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Review: Black Mass (2015)

BLACK MASS is a frustrating beast. I’d recommend you just watch THE DEPARTED again instead as it’s a much better Boston gangsters and informants movie  that was partly based on Whitey Bulger’s story anyway. In the 1970s and 1980s, few … Continue reading

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Review: Dead Man Down (2013)

Sometimes a really interesting central relationship is enough to elevate a pretty generic gangster movie, and DEAD MAN DOWN is a pretty generic gangster movie. Having a good director and a strong lead pair of actors on board doesn’t hurt … Continue reading

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Review: The Family (2013)

I was hoping this might be Luc Besson back on form after years of mediocrity, but disappointingly THE FAMILY is mostly more of the same. The Blakes aren’t like any other family. They spend their lives changing their name, moving … Continue reading

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