Lindsey Cyr – Black Mass (2015)
In an starry ensemble that features Johnny Depp, Benedict Cumberbatch, Kevin Bacon, Peter Sarsgaard, Adam Scott, Jesse Plemons, Joel Edgerton, and extra, Dakota Johnson may’ve been misplaced within the shuffle of Scott Cooper’s slick-moving 2015 gangster movie, Black Mass. A biopic on Whitey Bulger, one of the vital violent criminals in Boston historical past who turned an FBI informant to take down a mafia household invading his area, the film primarily belongs to Depp’s startling efficiency, although Johnson’s Lindsey Cyr, the spouse of Bulger, does carry out the stirring feelings of the drama’s second half.
While the primary half is evocative of different, in some instances, higher crime dramas from years prior, the second half propels this menacing, but revealing, look into Bulger’s later years by means of Johnson’s quietly impacting efficiency. Even when adopting a shaky Boston accent, Johnson finds emotional honesty in her scenes.