The designers of this modified poster for Gangster Squad (Warner Bros., 9.7) have resuscitated the spirit of classic ’50s noir, particularly the one-sheet vibe of 1997’s L.A. Confidential. I don’t believe for a second, of course, that the newbie will be nearly as good. I doubt that Ruben Fleischer (director) and Will Beall (screenwriter) are a match for L.A. Confidential‘s Curtis Hanson (director, co-screenwriter) , Brian Helgeland (screenwriter) and James Ellroy (source novel).