Ulu Grosbard's sombre noir revolves around the infamous Black Dahlia murder that gripped 1940s Los Angeles. With Roberts De Niro and Duvall excellent as brothers caught up in the case—respectively, a repressed but ambitious priest, and a hardbitten homicide cop who suspects his sibling knows more than he should—it aims for a dark, sweeping resonance pitched somewhere between Chinatown and L.A. Confidential.

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Ulu Grosbard’s sombre noir revolves around the infamous Black Dahlia murder that gripped 1940s Los Angeles. With Roberts De Niro and Duvall excellent as brothers caught up in the case?respectively, a repressed but ambitious priest, and a hardbitten homicide cop who suspects his sibling knows more than he should?it aims for a dark, sweeping resonance pitched somewhere between Chinatown and L.A. Confidential.