“The champ is here! The champ is here! The champ is here!” Like the champion whose name it shares, Ali is imperfect and important. A work about a man who stood among the greatest Americans.
“That is… my life. Nothing, nobody could stop me from making that happen.” Buildings tower over Frank, never allowing us to see the rooftops. When we do, we see taller buildings from their surfaces. Mann describes the night sky as feeling more alive, an extension of Frank’s attitudes and worldview. The two perpetual ceilings overContinue reading “The Successful Outsider: Michael Mann’s THIEF”
“Have you ever seen blood in the moonlight, Will? It appears quite black.” One of the best directed thrillers around. Manhunter isn’t so much interested in extraneous details of how characters came to be, filling information gaps with the nuance of a Criminal Minds episode but rather interested in the psychological weights of pure empathy.