Chinatown (1974) is a genuinely great pop movie, film noir par excellence.

This is the 1970s’ 1937, and how interesting it is!  True, the film’s ending is too grim and ugly, but it serves to remind us that the world of crime is more horrifying than noir was ever allowed to tell us.

Superlative work from Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway.

Chinatown (1974 film)

Chinatown (1974 film) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)