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And Unto Dust We Shall Return: On Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman’

  By Theo Zenou This review contains spoilers.   The Irishman, Martin Scorsese’s hyped return to the gangster genre, is…

3 months ago

The Greater the Truth, the Greater the Damage: ‘The Insider,’ Michael Mann’s White-Collar Thrill Ride of Corporate Malfeasance

  By Tim Pelan Few filmmakers can take a whistle-blowing dramatization of real life potentially dusty legal shenanigans and news…

4 months ago

‘Heat’ at 25: Michael Mann’s Meticulous Masterpiece of Both Style and Substance That Transcends Genre

Heat poster art by Tony Stella, https://www.tony-stella.com/   By Koraljka Suton A guy told me one time, “Don't let yourself…

9 months ago

Sidney Lumet’s ‘Serpico’: One Honest Man’s Struggle Against the System

  By Sven Mikulec The legend has it, when Al Pacino asked Frank Serpico why he had blown the whistle…

5 years ago

Michael Mann’s ‘Heat’: A Complex, Stylistically Supreme Candidate for One of the Most Impressive Films of the Nineties

  By Sven Mikulec Michael Mann's crime thriller Heat was a project whose development path started all the way back…

5 years ago

‘The Godfather’: A Historical Curiosity that Proved Instrumental for Our Filmmaking Education and Appreciation

  By Sven Mikulec It really is to no surprise that Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather has managed to transcend…

6 years ago

Sidney Lumet’s ‘Dog Day Afternoon’ is most likely the one film in the director’s rich career that stayed with us the most

  By Sven Mikulec It was 12 Angry Men that initially attracted us to the great American filmmaker and storyteller…

6 years ago

Michael Mann’s ‘The Insider’ unflinchingly stands as significant as ever

Rarely have we seen such an important film as Michael Mann's The Insider. The story of Jeffrey Wigand, a whistle-blower…

6 years ago