Devil in a Blue Dress

Box office means squat.

Some god-awful films make a gazillion dollars, while knockout entertainment like this thriller fail to put bodies in seats.

With the Hollywood bean counters in the rear-view mirror, it’s time to give major love to a film celebrating its 25th anniversary.

Denzel Washington was born to play World War II vet turned PI “Easy” Rawlins, and he’s matched by Don Cheadle, a dangerous man but a loyal friend.

I’m an easy mark, as film noir is my go-to genre, but give writer/director Carl Franklin full credit – this can stand with the best of the golden era.

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