Where would the cinema world be without gangsters? The gun-blazing standoffs, ballsy bank stickups, mobster massacres … They’ve all contributed to some of the biggest moments in movie history. But there’s a special subset of the genre that blurs fantasy and reality, those flicks that portray the bigger-than-life gangsters who were real. Here are ten great…
Bonnie and Clyde
The world of film is changing. For one thing, there’s not much actual film anymore. The future is digital; more and more, it’s streaming on our computers, too. Every week in Legal Download, we survey the landscape of online movies to bring you a snapshot of what’s available. This week we make a case for movies about real-life criminals.
THIS WEEK’S THEME: True Crime
Because Terrence Malick takes such long gaps in between projects, he might be the only director capable of generating a buzz years before he releases a film. Fans flocked to see THE THIN RED LINE even though it came out twenty years after DAYS OF HEAVEN and his last film, THE NEW WORLD, was released way back in 2005. Now, six years later, Malick is finally releasing the much talked-about TREE OF LIFE, starring Brad Pitt and Sean Penn. It’s not due out for another four months, but that’s like a week in Malick-time.