To Live and Die in L.A.

To Live and Die in L.A. ★★★½

During this much-needed rewatch, I determined that I love basically everything in it except for William Petersen, who cannot help but be the dullest actor to inexplicably pull a leading role for both William Friedkin and Michael Mann. Being placed opposite a mesmerizing Willem Dafoe does him even fewer favors. Fortunately, it's all about the style and the music and the anxious hum of schemes turned screwy.

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