I’m starting to understand why Johnny Depp prefers to parade around in movies where he’s lost in a character, and in life buried under the the clothing equivalent of a dreamcatcher someone found in the street: It’s because when he’s standing somewhere ostensibly just as himself, with little to hide behind, he has no idea what to do.

We can also use this to discuss the Black Mass trailer. Whitey Bulger is a fascinating character, to be sure, but I have a hard time taking this film seriously because Depp’s makeup and those icy blue lenses are distractingly bad. If they wanted him to be Old Ray Liotta, why not just cast Old Ray Liotta? Why make Johnny Depp look like the supernatural demon version of him?

[Photos: Getty, Fame/Flynet]