Daniel Barnes @ the SN&R, 9/24 issue

index*Starring Johnny Depp, Black Mass is such a sturdily faceless production that it could have come from a kit labeled “Whitey Bulger Biopic”.

*Patricia Clarkson and Ben Kingsley are such likable performers that they’re watchable in the worst tripe, but it’s hard to imagine a weaker vehicle for their considerable talents than Learning to Drive.

*Star Sanaa Lathan is so good in The Perfect Guy while being given so little to work with, it’s a crime that she isn’t headlining better films than this one.

*This year’s Tower of Youth festival, featuring films made entirely by teenagers, runs on Friday, October 2 at the Crest Theater in Sacramento.