If you haven't been hearing much about "Rampart," better start paying attention because a very strong push is happening -- and rightfully so -- for Oren Moverman's film that presents '90s Los Angeles as a sun-choked place where morals can't find any shade. Harrelson plays a cop with the interesting nickname of "Date Rape" Dave, whose sideways approach to law and order soon finds him in a tailspin. It's a pretty electrically charged character piece, so don't let this trailer fool you into thinking it's some kind of rock 'n roll, "Training Day"-esque baddie cop movie. It's a lot more nuanced (and rewarding) than that. A pretty great cast surrounds Harrelson in this including Sigourney Weaver, Anne Heche, Ice Cube, Cynthia Nixon, Ben Foster and in a small role, Steve Buscemi.
"Rampart" will have a one week Oscar qualifying run starting on November 23rd, before going in to wide release on January 27th. Be sure to check it out. Trailer below. [Apple]