Another crazy night in Basin City, as a gambler beats the wrong man, an old lover returns to Dwight’s life with a hidden agenda and Nancy craves revenge for the death of her hero Hartigan.
A Dame to Kill For is broken into these clearly identifiable segments, with the continuing story of Nancy and the introduction of Joseph Gordon Levitt’s Johnny being the book-ends to the main attraction. The inner narrative taking the bulk of the film, starring Josh Brolin as Dwight, previous to his new face that Clive Owen portrayed in the first film. Eva Green is perfectly cast as manipulative Ava Lord and her stunning confidence brings the comic book femme fatale fully to life in magnificent fashion. The “A Dame to Kill For Segment” is almost panel for frame from the page. Its mesmerising visual similarities are a delight for comic book fans starved for faithful adaptations of their beloved stories. For cinema goers who are unfamiliar with the source material the entire film offers a pulp noir that thoroughly entertains. Continue reading