When the smoke has cleared from the madness that happened throughout Justified and we’re left wading through a pile of dead bodies of minor characters and villains, it’s time to take a breath and remember the show and its legacy: 6 seasons of hard-hitting, no-nonsense storytelling care of Elmore Leonard and Graham Yost that embraced a classical style, eschewing the obsession with antiheroes and dark trajectories into man’s darkest heart.
Los Angeles is where the movies are made. Well, not all of them, but a hell of a lot of them, and if you want to pursue your dream of making them, LA is the best place to start. The movies that feature this city, though, never do it justice (or are filmed in Canada) and mostly showcase a watered-down version of the place that looks idealistic, clean and like a cloned version of Anywhere, USA.
These are the movies that, to me, show the real deal.