2016 Blind Spot Series: Chinatown
What I knew going in: Nothing. This is one I threw in based on title alone.
J.J Gittes (Jack Nicholson is a private detective that's hired by a woman named Evelyn Mulwray who believes her husband, who happens to be in charge of the city's water supply is having an affair. He follows him, takes a few photos then finds out that he was hired by an impersonator when the real Evelyn Mulwary (Faye Dunaway) confronts him. Soon, her husband is found dead and Gittes is dragged into a world of conspiracy surrounding this case.
When isn't Jack Nicholson fun to watch? I thought both he and Dunaway were great here. I loved getting to the bottom of the mystery with them, even if the details about the water supply did end up being the parts of the movie that dragged the most.
Without spoiling too much, I really dug how dark the ending got. I wasn't expecting something like that at all. The film had been pretty tame before that and I'm glad they took that risk.
Memorable Quote: "Most people never have to face the fact that, at the right time and the right place, they're capable of anything." - Noah Cross (John Huston)