Michael Mann’s Heat: How Research Created a Classic Thriller

  Ryan LambieAug 21, 2017 “This is based on observations. This is based on people I have met, people I’ve known, people I’ve sat with and talked to. Thieves, cops, killers. It’s not derived from other cinema, it’s based on research.” Michael Mann Cool, measured, melancholy and stylish, Michael Mann’s Heat was a box office hit in 1995, and 18 …

Blade Runner 2049 | Review

Denis Villeneuve’s long-awaited sequel to Ridley Scott’s cult classic Blade Runner may be set some three decades after the original but is packed with dystopian pertinence so in line with the issues of the present day that the gap feels more intensely condensed than its predecessor ever could. Every bit on the forefront of visual technology itself, the triumph of …

Mr. Robot season 3 is a noir masterpiece: EW review

You remember the moments from Mr. Robot season 2. The gunfight in Beijing and the gunspray in SoHo, both shootouts shot in long unbroken camera takes, one swirling and one static. Joey Bada$$ was talking about Seinfeld, and Joey Bada$$ was killin’ Nazis. One week the show was a ’90s sitcom. Another week it conjured up a long-ago slasher film …