Cinemaball 05: L.A. Confidential (1997)

This week, Cinemaball goes all stylish and dark as Carolyn and Ebony dissect the 1997 neo-noir classic, L.A. Confidential. Our hosts wax rhapsodic about the film’s masterful evocation of a peculiarly Hollywood glamour; the seedy underbelly of the LAPD; and the dangerous allure of power.

The film featured a stellar lineup, including a luminous Kim Basinger, the quietly intimidating James Cromwell, and perfectly cast (and relatively-unknown to American audiences at the time) Russell Crowe and Guy Pearce. Tune in and listen to Carolyn and Ebony explore the way the film refuses to offer easy emotional closure or one-dimensional heroes. We’re issuing you an invitation: on the QT, and strictly hush hush.


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