The technique of “mindfulness” or “living in the moment”, which is based on Buddhist meditation, is becoming increasingly popular as a psychotherapy technique in the West. So this documentary about life in the monastery in rural France, which is led by Vietnamese born Zen Buddhist master Thich Nhat Hanh, couldn’t be more timely.
This latest addition to the Marvel comics’ cinematic canon is a handsome looking beast, which benefits from a classy, largely British cast in the main roles and really stunning special effects.
The movies have a habit of making the criminal underworld seem appealing, with its charismatic inhabitants idolised as men born into a life of racketeering and shallow graves, so casting Johnny Depp as one of America’s most infamously violent gangsters might seem a bit of a gamble. An actor who’s had a string of high-profile flops playing larger-than-life characters covered in prosthetic make-up, being asked to play, well, essentially the same thing.
How Johnny Depp went from quirky to gravel-voiced gangster in the true story of one the most ruthless & dangerous mobsters in US history.
Three-time Oscar nominee Johnny Depp (“Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,” “Finding Neverland,” the “Pirates of the Caribbean” films) stars as notorious mobster James “Whitey” Bulger in the drama “Black Mass,” directed by Scott Cooper (“Crazy Heart”). The film also stars Joel Edgerton (“The Great Gatsby,” “Zero Dark Thirty”) as FBI Agent John Connolly; Oscar nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (“The Imitation Game”) as Whitey’s...