Tag Archives: John Ortiz

A Cult Of One: Miami Vice

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This is a semi-regular feature on FITI where I highlight an older film that doesn't get much love but I believe is worth discovering... or rediscovering.  Written and directed by Michael Mann, based on the TV series by Mann and Anthony Yerkovich | 134 min | 2006 When people talk about Michael Mann's best work, they… Read More

The Drop review

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Directed by Michaël R. Roskam, written by Dennis Lehane, adapting his own short story Animal Rescue. Anyone familiar with Denis Lehane's other grimy gangster tales brought to the screen—Mystic River and Gone Baby Gone, for example—will recognize the world of The Drop from the get-go. We hear the prevailing myth off the top: Bob Saginowski… Read More

Silver Linings Playbook review

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Written and directed by David O RussellSelfishly, I think it's great to see talented writer/director Russell pick up his pace. The first movie of his I saw was the brilliant, anxious comedy Flirting With Disaster (his earlier, first feature film, Spanking the Monkey, remains unseen by me). FWD was in 1996. In '99 came Three… Read More