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Certification18 Our Rating

Stunning adaptation of James Ellroy's stylishly sinister 50s crime novel, cruelly robbed of its just desserts by a sinking ship at the Academy Awards farce. An awesomely authentic 1953 Los Angeles provides the backdrop, while the story focuses on a dodgy trio of LA's not-so-finest, united by mutual loathing, and all up to their necks in nefarious goings-on. Kim Basinger deservedly bagged the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her sultry Veronica Lake lookalike hooker, but all the performances are find out more...

Certification12 Our Rating

A small town West Texas cop starts a sado-masochistic relationship with a sultry hooker. This, though, is a prelude to a series of killings as the town has its dirty secrets and the psychotic copper his own childhood traumas to cope with.
This is not the first film adapted from the work of pulp crime fiction writer Jim Thompson, but this stylish, downbeat, violent, noirish, period piece, serial killer movie is one of the best. find out more...