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Vile, damaged March (full of poison, and new to town)
Brings on an event that’ll require the rep of the Crown.
From Thornton: extraordinary storytelling
Visually commanding, and so compelling.
Doolans: brilliant work (as a boy used to being pushed down).

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Enforcer and PI doing dangerous jobs for loot. When needed, they'll lie, scare and shoot. Often funny, and good leads rapport, But the script needed more. Highlight: Gosling drunk-acting. A hoot!

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Boston crims and cops: all cloak and dagger. Towards the truth the Feds start to stagger. Depp: cartoonish as Whitey. The highlight: a mighty Performance from Edgerton (with his FBI swagger).

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Redemption story of a lifelong bad guy On a mission to help estranged son not die. Watching how they both cope You can play Spot the Trope, While they're competing with overkill CGI.

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Terrific chemistry between Isaac and Chastain As a couple navigating drama and pain In an industry that's so aggressive. Again, Chandor's direction is impressive: Trademark high stakes - so much to lose or gain.

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For shock crime stories the networks are needy, And Lou embraces a world that's so seedy. In a role most demanding Gyllenhaal is outstanding As a complex psychopath who gets greedy.

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Renner: strong (as this journo in San Jose) Who finds explosive info re the CIA Being in cahoots with the thugs While alleging a 'War on Drugs'. Sadly, learning truth-tellers become prey.

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This bar that's run by Bob & Marv (his Cuz), Is robbed one night, so along come the fuzz. Then stressful accusations Lead to different motivations. Interesting character study re what each man does.

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There's Irving with a comb-over to rival Trump's, And into his con-world Richie jumps. In some ways they're all seduced. The era's faithfully reproduced. It's entertaining, minus a few slow bumps.

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