Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger
WHITEY: United States of America v. James J. Bulger captures the sensational trial of infamous gangster James 'Whitey' Bulger, using the legal proceedings as a springboard to explore allegations of corruption within the highest levels of law enforcement. Embedded for months with Federal Prosecutors, retired FBI and State Police, victims, lawyers, gangsters and journalists, Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Joe Berlinger examines Bulger's relationship with the FBI and Department of Justice that allowed him to reign over a criminal empire in Boston for decades. Pulling back the curtain on long-held Bulger mythology, the film challenges conventional wisdom by detailing shocking, new allegations. With unprecedented access, Berlinger's latest crime documentary offers a universal tale of human frailty, opportunism, deception, and the often elusive nature of truth and justice.
The documentary goes inside the life of one of the most infamous criminals in USA. Many truth are exposed to help the audience understand increasingly about his conspiracy. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger torrent reviews
(us) wrote: Incredible movie! :P
(ca) wrote: Not at all the type of movie I would normally choose, but I loved "Love Serenade", and I was interested to see this one by the same director, and also starring Miranda Otto. This is set in the 1920's and follows the story of a single woman in her 30's who goes to stay with her uncle on an isolated island after a small scandal back at home. It is quite a slow movie, and it takes time to build the characters. As usual, I was really impressed with Miranda, she really seems to do well with socially awkward and unusual characters. I don't think this would be for everyone. It is, as I mentioned, a slow film, and at almost 2 hours, it could probably really wear out its welcome with those that need excitement from their viewing. But those that can have some patience and like characters with depth may find this rewarding.
(it) wrote: Freakishly clever animation!
(de) wrote: Great lines from film:Wife: I cheated on you with a man!Husband: Me too!But seriously: this film is about ascertaining what's really valuable in life. The protagonist is about to sell his aunt's hamam (traditional spa-like bathhouse) along with the house above it. The buyer: a sinister-looking woman who, we learn, is the representative of a group who wants to destroy this very old, but thriving neighborhood and build a shopping district in its place. She is buying up the properties under false pretenses.The protagonist's staring into her eyes is an awesome depiction of a harrowing moral dilemma. To me, this is the crux of the film, this is its moral and cultural significance and imperative: realize your potential within the wide and nurturing structures of family and community, past and present. One-sided, ego-centric living hurts you, your loved-ones, your community, your culture, in short: everyone and everything.When I mentioned to a Turkish acquaintaince that I had seen this film, he rushed to assure me that his country was not like that. I probed a bit. It turns out he was not talking about being traditional (=life in this Istanbul neighborhood, going to hamams) but being...gay? As if I thought that all men going to hamams were gay? Or that hunky switch-hitting Italian men often visit hamams with hunky young Turkish men?The film does not ignore this homophobic aspect which has its corollary in the response of my Turkish acquaintance. There are no explicitly gay men in the film. There are a few intense scenes between the protagonist and the young Turkish man where it is clear that there is strong fondness and some amount of lust between them, but also genuine friendship. This culminates in a kiss when both are alone in the hamam at night (and the wife, arrived from Italy, observes it.) But it is clear that they go no further; the young Turkish man tells the protagonist that he likes his wife's personallity; said young Turkish man is, if memory serves, being pressured somewhat to marry.In other words, there are numerous narrative and visual cues to tell us that the two men were not in some utopic community where a gay relationship would be tolerated/accepted. Da liegt der Hase im Pfeffer: even though the community in Istanbul gave the protagonist a new lease on life, that doesn't mean this new self-conception would have been embraced without reservation.
(mx) wrote: Kind of fun, the days when James Spader preferred playing sweet guys.