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Fabian is one of the great characters of cinema: of course the flip side of idealism is nihilism, but to show the two as inexorably linked - that is, as natural progression, is something new and different and frightening. There are two great horrors in this film - the acts he eventually commits himself, and that everything he states through discourse is true, yet he still commits these actions. This is a remarkable work about intellectualism taken to the point…
"No-one's ever gotten this close before."
I was going to write that this is the most adventurous film made in Hollywood since Heaven's Gate, but what is that compared to calling it Mann's best movie? It's both a culmination and expansion of hundreds of ideas Mann has toyed with since Thief. But there's something new here: this is a movie about collectives, not individuals, and the most beautiful thing about this movie is watching these characters learn to respect, trust…
This is like, some kind of weird, conservative fantasy. If watching this served any good purpose, it's a possibly vital reminder that the Clinton era was not as progressive as many of us might like to remember - the latter half of the 20th century in America through the eyes of a reactionary, nearly 50 years of social tumult regarded as just a brief phase of unrest before everything returns to 'normal,' - the Vietnam War, Black Panthers, and social…