City of Lies, also known as LAbyrinth, is directed by Brad Furman and is based off the book LAbyrinth by Randall Sullivan. The film stars Johnny Depp and Forest Whitaker as Russell Poole and Jack Jackson, respectively. The former, a seasoned Lapd Detective who is embroiled into the murders of Christopher Wallace and Tupac Shakur. The latter, an equally as seasoned reporter who is digging deeper in the case for his newspaper’s anniversary retrospective about the murders. Furman’s film is what I feared it would be – a conspiracy theory baited drama on the killings themselves without much substance found anywhere else.
The core of the film follows the investigation,