For the new Brian Depalma film( he is also known for Carrie, Untouchables, Mission impossible, and Scarface) I shall let my University of Alabama intellectual cousin take the reins.
"Hey Sheamus! Its your cousin Anna! I was just going to tell you that I went out of character and saw a movie before you reviewed it on your blog and it was terrible. This is a movie that you have said you wanted to see, and I hate to tell you that its no good. The Black Dahlia (or however you spell it) was one of the most psychotic weird movies I've ever seen. I had nightmares of scary clowns and crows all night. No good. Anyways- have a great week! Talk to ya later! Tootles!"
The film is based on the true events of a grisly Hollywood homicide that to this day has never been solved. The film tells the sotry of two rival cops/partners who used to be boxing competitors(one of the films cooler dynamics) and their tale of what really happened to the murdered Dahlia and why her killer was never found.
Although I did end up seeing the movie my cousin Anna is basically correct. The film was a bit of a let down. Although I love the genre, style, and Josh Hartnett(that's right...I said it) the film leaves you empty, bored, and longing for something different...maybe something like "LA Confidential"(check that out Anna). All that said the film was a bit of a let down. Some cool moments here and there but I found myself ancy in the seat and watching for the credits which came a bit too late...in my opinion of course.
PS. My love for Hartnett began in Sin City. I loved his role, character, and persona in the film even though he was only present a total of 10 minutes...at the most.