There are many ways to attempt to tackle Christopher Nolan’s Inception. It is one of the boldest films of the 21st century. Nolan pushes the conceptual and visual boundaries—he disorients, then reracks and compiles often
The dialogue-free opening prison break at Michigan City is both a hell of a set piece to start the film, and an effective way to introduce Johnny Depp’s John Dillinger character. Public Enemies is a
David Fincher’s films do not have stylistic highlights or stand out compositions so much as they are wholly dipped in his trademark lighting design and coloring pattern. It starts with the green tint of the
Michael Mann updates the 1980s TV series but without the showy colors. This is a crime story- a film focused really on one case (outside of the in medias res opening to show you how
After licking his wounds a bit from Ali – Michael Mann returns to the crime genre, returns to duality on both sides of the law (Tom Cruise’s Vincent vs. Jamie Foxx’s everyman Max) and returns
He probably cannot quite touch the work of Scorsese, Kieslowski, or The Coen Brothers- but Michael Mann stakes a strong claim to being the greatest auteur of the 1990s rounded out by 1999’s The Insider.
Though not their debut, 1996’s La promesse was the artistic breakthrough film for Belgium realists Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne. It is certainly fitting that the first image in their first major film is Jérémie Renier
Soderbergh keeps going- and here’s to hoping he makes one a year like No Sudden Move for as long as he can. This is his eighteenth (18TH) archiveable film. Like Out of Sight (1998- and