Training Day ★★★★

Superhero/supervillain genesis. Explores some brilliant comic-booky danger themes, like the Wanderers (1979). Deep German Expressionist shadows falling on South Central pavement.

No one has ever once been an aging person involved in crime that is saving up for retirement/leaving the country/getting out of the biz and survived the film.

Denzel is the most magnetic I've ever seen him.