Craaw’s review published on Letterboxd:
Jake's backstory is merely hinted at throughout the film - he once was a cop that worked in Chinatown L.A., but had a huge failure there with a woman he loved.
Chinatown in this film is more than just a location. It's the place of failure. Of regret. Of things lost that one will never get back. It's a place that will alter your life for the worst. We should have realize where the film was taking us the moment it brought us to Chinatown at the end.