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  • Blackhat

    Blackhat

    ★★★★½

    In many ways Michael Mann might be the most romantic American filmmaker alive right now. He’s such a romantic at heart I have a hard time categorizing his movies as anything but romances. I don’t just mean romantic in the sense that people fall in love in his movies. I mean romantic in the sense that there is a deep passion in everything he shows. He films cities like lifelong residents would if they had a tourists’ enthusiasm. He films…

  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    ★★★★★

    I think a lot of about images in film that really affect you physically in different ways. Texas Chainsaw Massacre has plenty of things that work for it, but its ability to both make you feel extremely sweaty and hot and put you in the shoes of Sally really stand out.

    The first time I watched this movie was in the middle of a cold storm and all I could think about was hot and sweaty I felt. Other than…