Way back in 1990, Los Angeles was a traffic snarled land of broken dreams, filled with dangerous weirdos, broken cops and quirky places to eat. Clearly a lot has changed in the last thirty years to justify setting this film in a decade other than the one we currently occupy. Writer/Director John Lee Hancock brings a crime thriller to drag us back into cinemas. HBO Max offers us a reason to stay home. How will you choose?
This week we explore the underbelly of Los Angeles, a place we have never been before, to seek out a serial killer, a job we have never done before, with a disenchanted detective, a hot shot new cop and a psycho suspect, characters we have never seen before. If you are starting to feel that this movie is familiar, then you have probably been to the cinema sometime in the last thirty years.
What is new is that the film is populated with three Academy Award winning actors and is being reviewed by five gold plated LAMBs. Richard is joined this week by Movierob, Thomas Stoneham-Judge, Lisa Leaheey, and genetic offshoot Amanda Kirkham.
We also end up with some Rants, Raves and Reviews as well as a Whodunnit game to top off the show.
Spoiler Free Discussion 3:00
Spoilers Start 38:10
Whodunnit Clue Game 1:17:45
Richard KAMAD Top Ten List Series
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