New reviews and notable screenings in this week’s issue
Speedboats and neon: Michael Mann’s five best films
Highlights from the filmography of Michael Mann
In Edge of Tomorrow, Tom Cruise does the time warp again (and again and again)
Tom Cruise relives the same day over and over in the sci-fi blockbuster Edge of Tomorrow.
Daddy deals death in 3 Days to Kill
Kevin Costner stars as a CIA assassin in the farcical 3 Days to Kill.
Feeling ambivalent about Polisse . . . for now
Feeling ambivalent about the recent French drama Polisse. But how will I feel in three decades?
Grand Theft Dentures
Hand over the choppers, grannie.
Art in Action
What do Takeshi Kitano’s Zatoichi and Michael Mann’s Collateral, both opening this week, have in common? Judging by what some of my colleagues have been saying, they’re both effective action movies directed by talented genre specialists. But I would argue that this description applies only to Collateral. Although Mann stretched himself somewhat with Ali, The […]