Tag Archives: Mann

Blackhat (2015)

What a lifeless piece of junk. From the moment it opens with shots flying through circuit boards and the inner cityscapes of servers, the badness begins. The horrible CGI and the attempt to make technology sexy and sleek sets the tone for this lifeless, dreary film. The plot is a blase tale of two hackers, one a terrorist, the other a criminal. The criminal must hunt down the terrorist while being kept on a short leash by both Chinese and American agents. Continue reading Blackhat (2015)

Manhunter (1986)

I get it, Manhunter directed by Michael Mann. Funny. However that’s probably the only funny thing about this serious crime thriller—unless, like me, you find psychotic killers hilariously funny. It’s strange to think how far Mann has evolved in terms in style in only a few years. By 1986 he’s got himself a hold of some meaty material with a Hannibal Lecter story—which isn’t about Hannibal Lecter at all. Continue reading Manhunter (1986)

The Last of the Mohicans (1992)

If I could point to one movie that has just about everything I want out of movie it would be The Last of the Mohicans. It’s not so much the story as it is the way The Last of the Mohicans presents it all that fascinates me. The way it transports us to another time, the way it places us in another culture and the plethora of breathtaking vistas. I am, after all, a man all about the sights of cinema. Continue reading The Last of the Mohicans (1992)