God damn this is good. Colin Farrell is spectacular and gives one of his best performances ever. Everything is right about this film; the pacing, character development, and of course the screenplay. I only watched it because it was recommended from multiple friends and I was completely blown away with how well it’s written. Every scene has meaning and purpose, which leads to a very satisfying viewing experience. It’s on Netflix, you won’t regret watching it.
Start to finish, Heat is an incredible watch. Michael Mann’s magnum opus executes every facet of filmmaking with precision and style. If you’re familiar with Mann, you know that Heat is a film that has been in the making for almost two decades; the original draft was written in 1979 and there was even a TV movie made from this script called L.A Takedown that Mann directed. Heat is a film that was put in a unique position - not…
It's all the worse things about New Wave French: meandering, no identity, and shots that last way too long. It defiantly does some things well, such as the well development of characters but there are some artistic choices that I'm not sure why the director included, like the 2.35:1 aspect ratio seems too wide and is distracting.