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The Black Dahlia (4 stars)

The Black Dahlia image“In this thriller based on James Ellroy’s novel, Los Angeles cops Bucky Bleichert (Josh Hartnett) and Lee Blanchard (Aaron Eckhart) uncover corruption and conspiracy within the force while searching for the killer of Tinseltown hopeful Elizabeth Short (Mia Kirshner). The film follows Bleichert and Blanchard as they venture into Hollywood’s darker side to piece together Short’s secret life in an effort to crack the 1947 high-profile case.”

Geoff’s Comments: VERY stylish ‘film noir’ homage, bringing back memories of “L A Confidential” and “Chinatown”. Great performances across the board. A bit of an overplayed conclusion, but still a well rounded suspense film.

[ rent The Black Dahlia via netflix.com]

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Written by gsm

02/23/2007 at 10:35 pm

Posted in  Video 

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