You could call DEVIL IN A BLUE DRESS a mystery. There's a sexy lady with a secret. There are bad guys with guns and vicious intentions. There's the threat of political scandal, and a pervasive whiff of corruption. Strictly speaking, though, there
isn't much mystery here -- Ezekiel "Easy" Rawlins (Denzel Washington) has barely started sniffing at the trail of shady lady Daphne Monet (Jennifer Beals) when she calls him up and invites him over to talk. And her deep, dark secret doesn't come as much of a surprise -- it's written on her face.
Rawlins isn't so much solving a puzzle as negotiating a minefield, hoping to find his way out without losing his skin. And becaus...