michael mann

Uncovering Curiosities: Michael Mann’s THIEF

Michael Mann films have always been about restraint and precision and this was never more evident than in Thief. Mann made his big screen directing debut with this 1981 film which sees James Caan as a career criminal whose well planned [...]

August 29, 2021

Uncovering Curiosities: Eran Creevy’s WELCOME TO THE PUNCH

Welcome To The Punch is a stylish 2013 British action-thriller, featuring the impressive one-two punch combo of James McAvoy and Mark Strong in the lead roles. For many years I’ve wondered why the British film industry never tried to deliver slick [...]

June 25, 2021

Notebook Reviews: ALI

Michael Mann  – 2001 Michael Mann’s Ali is something of a disappointment – it’s a boxing film which lacks punch. It’s great on a visual level – but it’s the story which is lacking (odd considering the [...]

May 13, 2021

Uncovering Curiosities: Donald Cammell’s WHITE OF THE EYE

White Of The Eye is one of the craziest films that I’ve ever had the pleasure to watch. This serial killer thriller from maverick director Donald Cammell is a total mind-bender. It’s great. David Keith and Cathy Moriarty play a couple living an [...]

January 4, 2021

Notebook Reviews: THE MEAN SEASON

Phillip Borsos – 1985 The Mean Season is a wildly under-rated (and largely forgotten) thriller starring Kurt Russell alongside an impressive supporting cast (Mariel Hemingway, Richard Jordan, Richard Masur, Joey Pantoliano and Andy García). [...]

November 17, 2020

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