Period film: Live By Night (2016)

Joe Coughlin (Ben Affleck) is playing with fire in 1920s Boston. His girlfriend, Emma Gould (Sienna Miller), happens to also be the mistress of Albert White (Robert Glenister), the notorious leader of Boston’s Irish gang. Joe’s dad, Tom Couhglin (Brendan Gleeson), is a police captain. He tries to steer his son away from a life of crime, but is unsuccessful. When Albert White’s rival, Italian … Continue reading Period film: Live By Night (2016)

Could it be a movie? Dennis Lehane’s Live By Night

Dennis Lehane’s 2012 novel Live By Night is the author’s second tale of the Coughlin family, following 2008’s The Given Day. But don’t be mistaken: this isn’t a sequel. It follows Joe Coughlin, the youngest member of the Coughlin family (and only a minor side character in The Given Day) as he breaks from his family’s respectable pedigree of policemen to become one of the … Continue reading Could it be a movie? Dennis Lehane’s Live By Night