A documentary that follows the trial of the infamous gangster James “Whitey” Bulger, using the courtroom action as a springboard to examine accusations of multi-faceted corruption within our nation’s law enforcement and legal systems. Throughout this violent and sordid story, the film returns to the central question of the nature of Whitey’s relationship with law enforcement, a complex exploration of a multi-faceted story. Was Bulger an informant, as everyone believes, or, as Bulger’s lawyers claim, is there proof that this claim is yet more misinformation and obfuscation by the government in an attempt to protect itself and preserve its convictions?
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||June 27th, 2014 (Limited) by Magnolia Pictures|
||October 14th, 2014 by Magnolia Home Entertainment|
||R for language and some crime scene images.|
(Rating bulletin 2319, 4/23/2014)
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||Organized Crime, Courtroom Drama, Corrupt Cops, Government Corruption, Confidential Informant, FBI, Early / Simultaneous Video on Demand release|
|Source:||Based on Real Life Events|
|Production Method:||Live Action|
||RadicalMedia, Third Eye Motion Picture Company, CNN Films, Magnolia Pictures|
July 1st, 2014
Despite there being a $100 million hit on the box office this weekend, Begin Again still led the way on the per theater chart with an average of $26,813 in five theaters. This bodes well for its expansion on Wednesday. The overall number one film, Transformers: Age of Extinction, was next with an average of $23,633 in more than 4,000 theaters. Snowpiercer was the third film to earn a per theater average over $20,000 with an average of $20,266 in eight theaters. America: Imagine a World Without Her was next with an average of $12,869 million in three theaters. Yves Saint Laurent was a surprise entry in the $10,000 club with an average of $12,104 in two theaters. It managed this despite earning weak reviews and opening on the Wednesday. The final film in the $10,000 club was Code Black, which climbed into the $10,000 club during its second weekend of release with $10,953 in two theaters. It is rare for a documentary to do this well, and it is even rarer for a film to see its per theater average grow.
June 27th, 2014
There are more than a dozen limited releases on this week's list, including two films that are opening in limited release this week with a scheduled wide expansion next week. Unfortunately, I don't have high hopes for either of those two films. There are some films worth checking out, including a pair of documentaries, The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz and Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger, both of which are also playing on Video on Demand. The film I hope has the best start is Snowpiercer, a South Korean film that is earning amazing reviews.
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