Tag Archives: Michael Mann

Opacity Is a Virtue: Johnny Depp as John Dillinger

Or … There Is No Rosebud. We know a lot about John Dillinger. He was such a hunted man that his whereabouts are clocked on almost a minute-by-minute basis, and the police files are enormous. We know the kind of … Continue reading

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Thoughts on The Insider

There’s a look to The Insider that I love. It’s all deep greens and blues and blacks with no bright colors whatsoever in the palette. No yellows or oranges or fiery reds. But blacks with blues bleeding into it, white … Continue reading

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The Insider: Golf Has Never Seemed So Ominous

A spectacular sequence.

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