The Lingering Scars of Living a Double Life in the Mob

Giovanni Rocco knew going undercover into the Mafia could be the case of his career. He didn’t expect it would leave him angry, depressed and wondering whether the betrayals were worth it

Ray Liotta’s Bittersweet Return to the Mob

The veteran actor is terrific in ‘The Many Saints of Newark,’ but the performance only underlines the long shadow that ‘Goodfellas’ has cast over his career

What If Tony Soprano’s Mentor Was a Loser?

Provocatively, the ‘Sopranos’ prequel ‘The Many Saints of Newark’ presents Dickie Moltisanti as a man far less compelling and nuanced than James Gandolfini’s iconic crime boss

Before There Was Tony Soprano, There Were Takeshi Kitano’s Depressed Mobsters

The legendary Japanese filmmaker’s yakuza may be hypermasculine tough guys, but they’re also big-time sad bois