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  • Blackhat

    Blackhat

    ★★★★

    This movie sort of clinched for me the fact that, like Hawks, Mann is really interested in professionalism, but in a very different way. Where Hawks looks at professionals in isolated or foreign environments, Mann look at how these characters relate to the rest of the world and the increasingly changing environment. While Hawks uses Old Hollywood techniques to explore his pet themes, Mann is constantly innovating, now resembling Godard more. Mann was at the forefront of digital video 10…

  • The Battle Over Citizen Kane

    The Battle Over Citizen Kane

    ★★★

    Fine until the end where the film posits that Welles was useless and didn't make anything of worth after Kane, which is blatantly untrue.