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Michael Mann “Hollywood Masters” Live Interview

Michael Mann will be interviewed live on September 17th, exclusively screened on THR.com, in a return of the “Hollywood Masters” show presented by the Loyola Marymount University School of Film and Television. Only LMU students will be allowed to the live event in person. The show will be moderated by The Hollywood Reporter’s executive features […]

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Chris Hemsworth and Michael Mann

Blackhat Trailer Details from Comic Con

Details about Michael Mann’s Blackhat trailer shown at Comic Con are scant, but here is some useful feedback. http://www.slashfilm.com/michael-manns-cyber-thriller-chris-hemsworth-now-called-blackhat/ The trailer is vintage Michael Mann, reminiscent of a more color-rich Collateral, and a globe-hopping thriller. Pretty but also somehow grainy. It starts with a bunch of tech imagery; voiceover intones “this is not about money […]

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Holt McCallany Blackhat Spot the Difference

One of the first images made public from Michael Mann’s Blackhat is of Holt McCallany and Chris Hemsworth sweeping a cargo hold area. A strange choice. Perhaps there is a smidgen of humour or irony in this? If you watch Holt McCallany in the cheesy but entertaining “The Losers”, we see his character in almost […]

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Michael Mann and Chris Hemsworth talks Black Hat at Comic Con

Michael Mann credited the influence of his friend Guillermo Del Toro, the Mexican film director, for his first appearance at San Diego’s Comic Con where he was interviewed about his forthcoming movie. Comic Con finally confirms for us the name of Mann’s new film, the long suspected “Black Hat”. Asked about his process of creating […]

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The Cinema of Michael Mann

The Cinema of Michael Mann is a series of comparative clips that editor Bill Rwehera has expertly put together to examine the shared themes of all Michael Mann’s movies. From helicopters and cars piercing through the night, money deals being negotiated, families being protected, violent nightclub scenes, graffiti symbolism all the way to those existential moments […]

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Mugabe and the White African

As I write this post I am watching Mugabe and the White African. It is a profoundly moving and bravely made feature length documentary about the violent displacement of white African farmers by the Zanu-PF Zimbabwean government under the leadership of Robert Mugabe. This post has on this rare occasion nothing to do with Michael […]

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