Big movie. Big screen. Loved it.
Between this and REIGN OF TERROR, Mann is the undisputed king of “period piece noir”, something I can’t really conjure up anyone else having done (maybe Nick Ray’s Johnny Guitar?) I haven’t seen another film reckon with the unpopularity of Lincoln in the North outside of GANGS OF NEW YORK and watching this there’s a lot of eerie similarities in the way these people talk about their candidates to the way candidates have been talked about since oh, about 2016.…