Michael Mann
Features // 3 Articles
Columns // 1 Articles
Reviews // 13 Articles
Blogs // 2 Articles
News // 1 Articles
//Features

The Best 30 Films of 2009
7 Jan 2010 // 3:00 PM

In one of the rarest rating periods ever, several on the staff could successfully argue for any of the Top 30 choices as a potential number one. While not all classics, they remain the consistent cream of 2009's crop.

Summer of Same: July 2009
28 Apr 2009 // 4:00 PM

In a rare attempt at novelty, July jets along with only Harry Potter and the Ice Age crew sampling continuing series spoils. The rest provide unknown pleasures.

//Columns

In Defense ofhe HBO Television Series, 'Luck'
21 Mar 2012 // 5:00 PM

In light of a third animal death on set, HBO swiftly canceled its promising new racetrack drama. Was that move the least bit hypocritical?

//Reviews

In 'Blackhat', Michael Mann Has Made an Impressionistic Action Movie
16 Jan 2015 // 3:00 AM

In this global thriller about digital terrorism, the visuals do not shape the story but rather are the story.

Should 'Thief's Protagonist Be Punished or Praised?
17 Mar 2014 // 1:00 AM

Thief, like the best crime films, forces the viewer to rethink traditional conceptions of criminality.

//Blogs

Within the Media Monster: 'The Insider'
4 Mar 2013 // 4:00 AM

The Insider remains a cracker jack thriller. It's the All the President's Men of Big Tobacco.

Public Enemies (2009): Blu-ray
4 Dec 2009 // 2:40 PM

It's all about immersion. It's all about historical context and accuracy. It's all about character and the defiant need to stay true to same. And

//News

Michael Mann explores the legendary dark sides of home
5 Jul 2009 // 9:10 PM

CHICAGO — Michael Mann, the son of Jack and Esther Mann and the director and co-writer of "Public Enemies," grew up all around Chicago. At 66, his

//Blogs

The Best and Worst Films of Spring 2015

// Short Ends and Leader

"January through April is a time typically made up of award season leftovers, pre-summer spectacle, and more than a few throwaways. Here are PopMatters' choices for the best and worst of the last four months.

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