Devil in a Blue Dress 12/26/20
Carl Franklin’s adaptation of the great Walter Mosley novel still plays like a winner. Denzel Washington’s star quality and acting prowess shine from the smart & handsome production, with Tak Fujimoto cinematography that put the color back into ’90s filmmaking. Everybody’s good and Don Cheadle’s loose-cannon henchman ‘Mouse’ is exceptionally so. There’s plenty to enjoy in this hard/soft-boiled tale, starting with the great music. It’s one of Washington’s best pictures, and should have initiated an entire franchise of Walter Mosley / Easy Rawlins detective adventures. Co-starring Tom Sizemore, Jennifer Beals, Maury Chaykin, Terry Kinney, Lisa Nicole Carson, Albert Hall, and Mel Winkler. On Region B Blu-ray from Powerhouse Indicator.