The Oscar-nominated A Great Day In Harlem  is a warm, wonderful documentary about the most famous photo in all of jazz. It exudes a love of jazz and an admiration for these artists.
L.A. Confidential , the densely plotted '50s cop yarn based on James Ellroy's novel, is chilly and brutish and unforgiving. But for all that, it never quite sinks into utter cynicism and the principle characters retain a shred of idealism.