The complete ranked list formed from Scout Tafoya's cinematography poll on Fandor. Rankings are first by number of mentions and…
It started like any other night.
A cab driver finds himself the hostage of an engaging contract killer as he makes his rounds from hit to hit during one night in LA. He must find a way to save both himself and one last victim.
Michael Mann by this point in his career not only knew exactly how to inject sociological, philosophical and psychological exchanges, explorations and muses into the the sweaty-palm thriller, but how to perfect the latter and swing cleanly and brilliantly in with the former. Collateral finds his best traits in a riveting thrill ride that packs a staggering punch after being witnessed.
On a glance, this is Mann’s love of nocturnal urban twilight played out to its most visually poetic and interesting. The sights and sounds are quiet and lowly buzzing more often than not. The haunting moments in the dazzlement through this pull the audience through this nightmarish experience with a night-shift cabbie making his rounds and being pulled into…
"I read about this guy who gets on the MTA here, dies. Six hours he's riding the subway before anybody notices his corpse doing laps around L.A., people on and off sitting next to him. Nobody notices. "
Can I just be honest? I don't really know a lot about film. I may talk big about the depths of thematic development or the meaning of cinematic style, but like the rest of us I'm just making it up as I go. But if there's one thing I know for sure about movies it's that I prefer film to digital. I think digital filmmaking is good for little more than lowering costs. I love film stock. Sure, some of that comes…
It's truly incredible how many GREAT movies Tom Cruise has been in. Whether it's a drama like Eyes Wide Shut, or an action movie like Top Gun, and let's not forget a comedic role like Tropic Thunder; he is always in top form. There'e no denying that Tommy C is one of the best actors of all-time. I might not be the biggest fan of the real life Cruise, but as an actor I absolutely love the guy. Collateral is just another great Tommy C movie to add to the ongoing list.
Mann's MY DINNER WITH ANDRE.
A romance of sorts observing and never interfering with a study of American landscape (or cityscape, to be precise) jumbled up in an action film, setpieces intersect with constant development of humans and their emotions, it's only an action film to force the hand of introspective beauty, Mann captures the city from above because the screenplay tackles it from below and because the actors tackle it head-on, this film feels alive, and populated. Secondary stories weave into the film and out again, occasionally impacting the overall arc, subtext abounds in how Mann utilizes sources of light and he pulls off genuine tension multiple times, something very few filmmakers can manage.
Of all the impressive things about Collateral, perhaps most amazing…
[urban lights bleeding into the sky, audioslave playing in the distance]
did u get it
it's cause he's a lone wolf
Collateral finds Michael Mann operating in his best form to deliver a sleek and and atmospheric crime thriller unlike any other.
As usual, Mann takes full advantage of his environment here and paints a vivid portrait of the city at night that feels authentic and familiar-which is important to me being a city dweller myself. In doing this, the city itself becomes just as much of a character as the two leads themselves as they spend an entire night operating and navigating their way through it. It effectively brings into scope just how complex and dynamic the inner workings of a metropolitan area is which nicely complements it's frequent philosophical musings.
Cruise and Foxx are both outstanding in this and…
"I do this for a living!"
All grey haired tom cruise with surprise apperances by Mark Ruffalo and Javier Bardem = i n*t
The tension was there and the cinematography was really nice even though sometimes some shots were so awful they literally seemed like jokes?
The aesthetic, the aesthetic!
I'm kinda torn as to whether to give this 4 or 4.5 stars, but regardless, this movie is GREAT.
Such a shame the screenwriter of a movie of this calibre doesn't seem to have written anything else of note, he clearly has plenty of talent.
I just wanna drive around Toronto at night for the rest of my life now.
And maybe listen to the "Drive" soundtrack that whole time, too.
Deuda histórica que tenía con el cine de acción.
Peliculote, está claro.
He de reconocer mi debilidad por las pelis que transcurren en una noche.
Max is a man who is not satisfied with his life. He dreams of owning his own limo business, but he is stuck driving a taxi in Los Angeles. He is often heard throughout the film saying he is only doing this job to pay the bills, that it's "on the side," but he has been workings a taxi driver for 12 years. You can hear the regret.
Vincent is a man who lacks emotion. He is a man drive. By the fact that he is chaos and he thrives on the fact he makes people miserable. He feels nothing towards his victims as Max drives him around.
These characteristics exhibit where these characters have flaws. Although lacking…
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