Scott Cooper
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//Features

PopMatters' 2017 Fall Film Preview: At Last, the Film Industry Awakens From Its Slumber
27 Aug 2017 // 10:00 PM

From Gary Oldman in The Darkest Hour to James Franco's meta-experiment Blade Runner: 2049 and Daniel Day-Lewis's final role, here are the movies you'll want to watch ... and a couple you might not.

The PopMatters Fall Movie Preview - December 2013
6 Dec 2013 // 2:35 AM

Like a great battle, or a criminal desperately trying to avoid capture, Hollywood breaks out the big guns this month, giving us new efforts from Martin Scorsese, David O. Russell, the Coen Brothers, and Spike Jonze, along with the typical mainstream holiday fare.

//Reviews

Insider Out: 'Black Mass' Depicts the Shifting Fortunes in Whitey Bulger’s Criminal Life
15 Feb 2016 // 9:10 PM

In Black Mass, Johnny Depp stunningly inhabits South Boston’s notorious Whitey Bulger, the man who aided and eluded the F.B.I. for decades.

Johnny Depp Plays a Monster in 'Black Mass'
18 Sep 2015 // 6:30 AM

Gangster Jimmy (Depp) is less deviant than representative, here; an embodiment of the delusions that drive institutions.

//Blogs

'Out of the Furnace' and Into the Mire
6 Dec 2013 // 11:00 AM

Nothing about this movie feels or plays original. It lifts from better offerings and often mimics the post-modern noirs that became prevalent in the '70s and '90s.

//Mixed media
//Blogs

NYFF 2017: 'Mudbound'

// Notes from the Road

"Dee Rees’ churning and melodramatic epic follows two families in 1940s Mississippi, one black and one white, and the wars they fight abroad and at home.

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