Jack Nicholson‘s version was more charismatic than the Real McCoy (naturally). Suffice that his bravura performance in The Departed is the reason I’m into seeing Joe Berlinger‘s Whitey: The United States of America vs. James J. Bulger (Magnolia, theatres and iTunes, 6.27.14). “A sweeping and revelatory documentary film 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,” etc.