Sunday Movie Roundup (2/5/2017)

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Black Mass (2015)

Director:  Scott Cooper

Boston has always been a more “closed” town than the other big east coast American cities.  It’s always been a weird mix of provincialism and internationalism.  And even within Boston, South Boston is a very different place from the other parts of the city.  If you grew up in Massachusetts in the 1970s and 1980s, and one side of your family was Irish immigrants in Boston, chances are just about 100% that you knew something about the Bulger family.  And by this I mean Billy Bulger, at one time the most powerful politician in the state, and his older brother James “Whitey” Bulger.

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