Michael Mann
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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.


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?


Michael Mann Delves Into Digital Video With the Underwhelming 'Blackhat'
15 Jun 2015 // 8:10 PM

Globe-trotting and often ridiculous, Blackhat plays like a dour, withholding installment of Mission: Impossible.

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.


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


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

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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