L.A. Confidential

Warner; rental pricing
Feature; R
Director: Curtis Hanson
Cast: Russell Crowe, Kevin Spacey, Guy Pearce, Danny Devito and Kim Basinger

This critics' fave (it won Best Adapted Screenplay and Basinger nabbed a Best Supporting Actress Oscar) is a stylish, sun-soaked paean to vintage noir. Visually sumptuous and crackling with whipsmart dialogue, the tale of police corruption in the city of angels wends and bends its plot 'til the end. Seamless cinematic craftmanship.