May, 25, 2018 – Watched:
To Live and Die in L.A (1985)
If there’s anything to be said about William Friedkin’s style, then its he does ‘gritty’ like nobody else.
To Live and Die in L.A is no exception. From the dark alleyways, strip clubs, bars and warehouses, every scene is carefully portrayed as just pure dingy L.A filth. And with the addition of an insane chase sequence across bridges and through dirty rail yards (during a specifically integral part of the film; think French Connection) the film just leads us down more fiendish twists and brutal turns that make you think twice about who you’re really rooting for.
I loved it.
Soundtrack – 9/10
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