The best there ever was.

Private eye flicks, the more hard-bitten the better, are my soul food, and Roman Polanski’s twisty (and extremely twisted) tale of family life most foul, sits atop the heap.

Jack Nicholson has three competitive Oscars, yet somehow didn’t win for playing Jake Gittes, which is sort of fitting, since the sardonic shamus seems fated to lose in everything he does.

Backed by the note-perfect score of composer Jerry Goldsmith, Gittes plunges into a web of sin, deception, and murder, not realizing until the end there won’t be any heroes left on these blood-stained streets.


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