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  • The Insider

    The Insider 1999

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 17 Sep, 2016 4

    I love this film, have done so ever since I saw it when it first came out. Here Mann does everything right. He drops the beautiful camera work for a more documentary style story telling, often with over lit faces and edgy editing and movements. This really helps to make us feel like we are witnessing something on the go. Something real. I remember people complaining about the shaking camera when the film came out but since then so many…

  • Manhunter

    Manhunter 1986

    ★★★★ Rewatched 18 Sep, 2016

    This film is a good example of when a director takes a material and makes it his own. This feels like a Mann film.

    There are many beautiful moments in this film. The scene with the tiger is my favorite. It has such a beautiful symbolism with out pushing the point. She is with a dangerous animal that can harm, much like the tiger on the table.

    I also like the scene when Graham jumps through the window, much like a tiger when attacking its pray.

    Beautifully filmed and executed.

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  • The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover

    The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover 1989

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 08 Oct, 2013 16

    I just saw The Cook the Thief His Wife & Her Lover again or as I would call it, The Church, The Devil, Mankind and Jesus Christ.

    There are probably many ways to look at and read The Cook the Thief His Wife & Her Lover but one of the most obvious one has to be a religious interpretation.

    Through out the film a young boy with blond hair, who looks like a Cherub, sings verses from Psalm 51, where sins are…

  • A Streetcar Named Desire

    A Streetcar Named Desire 1951

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 19 May, 2013 6

    I had forgotten how complex this film was. I saw it some 30 years ago and did not remember much from it. When watching it now I felt like I was left with more questions than answers.

    What I did get from the film is that it is about (among many things) the crashes of desires. Stella wants to please her husband and sister. Stanley wants to have respect and enjoy his life with his wife. Blanche wants to live…