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This week's reviewed movie is:
Black Dahlia




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This complex murder mystery actually has two inter linked stories going on at once, one the true grisly murder of actress wannabe Short that was never solved in the late 40s.

What made this movie for myself was the old-time crime drama and how they recreated the look and feel of early L.A. It's like watching classic movies of that era.

It's a little confusing and frustrating at times trying to piece together, but well worth the effort and time.

A great cast, dazzling cinematography, and opulent costumes make this fictionalized account of the famous Black Dahlia murder a modern film noir. treat.

Unfortunately, the last third of this film turns into a bloody mess when we are treated to a multitude of twists and explanations in order to smooth out the ending.

It's no Chinatown.

This movie is about the real-life 1947 murder of 22-year-old wannabe actress Elizabeth Short, known as the Black Dahlia for her taste in black fashion.

She found fame only in death, as the victim in Los Angeles' most notorious unsolved murder case.

This is a complex tale of friendship, corruption, and infatuation that begins as a slow but intriguing character study that gradually unravels into a big mess.

The film starts well, but there were just too many blind alleys that lead nowhere and too much sinister convoluted nonsense.

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