Tag Archives: Michael mann

Top 10 of 1999

20 years ago, Hollywood had a great 12 months. Maybe it was pre-millennial tension, or just a confluence of great talent and risk-taking producers and studios, but it was a moment that wasn't to be repeated in the years following. I enjoy putting together lists of the best films from years gone by, and the… Read More

Now on Canadian Netflix: Spring 2018

Mute (2018) A sci-fi thriller half a mess and half an interesting exercise in style. That it comes from Duncan Jones, the filmmaker responsible for Moon, Source Code, and, yes, Warcraft, hopes were high this would be a strong genre entry, but Mute never hits above its pulpy elements. We're in future Berlin, which looks… Read More

A Cult Of One: Miami Vice

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

Top 10 of 2005 and 2006

In a couple weeks this blog will be five years old. Accordingly,  through the coming fortnight I'm gonna be taking a few looks back. As I've done before, I've stumbled upon some material from the vaults: My list of the best movies of 2005 and 2006, a list I put together for my four year movie broadcast… Read More

Blackhat review — Sometimes clicks, often just spins

Directed by Michael Mann, written by Morgan David Foehl I like Michael Mann as much as the next guy, unless the next guy is Christopher Nolan, who owes much of his aesthetic to Mann's high-tech, violent, largely nocturnal urban thrillers—including Thief, Manhunter, Heat, Collateral, and Miami Vice—set on gorgeously shot neon- and automatic gunfire-lit streets against throbbing, haunting… Read More