Michael Mann

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James Caan’s Best Performance is the Most Compelling Scene in ‘Thief’


Michael Mann’s debut feature film contains arguably the ten best minutes late actor James Caan ever put to celluloid.

Movies Like Manhunter

12 Movies to Watch if You Like Michael Mann’s ‘Manhunter’

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If you can pull yourself away from staring at the ocean for long enough to watch a movie, we recommend selecting one of these twelve.

Miami Vice

Navigating the Digital Landscape of Michael Mann’s ‘Miami Vice’


The masterful big-screen adaptation has a polarizing and distinct mid-2000s look to it, but that’s all part of what makes it great.

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An Ode to the Diner Scene in Michael Mann’s ‘Thief’


Proof that lowkey doesn’t have to mean dull and that a conversation can have as much tension as a heist sequence.

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31 Things We Learned from Michael Mann’s ‘Collateral’ Commentary


“I start with a question as a storyteller and filmmaker, how should this story tell itself?”

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Michael Mann: Master of Cool Colors


Plunge into the cool, electric color of Michael Mann. Everything from the luminous greens of ‘Thief’ to the Tiffany blues of ‘Blackhat.’


The Real Story Behind Michael Mann’s ‘Heat’


The cat-and-mouse chase. The iconic diner scene. The epic shootout. These things actually happened.

Mary Poppins Returns

Cinematographer Dion Beebe Breaks Down Scenes from ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ And Talks Michael Mann


We chat about blending live-action and animation and how to earn a musical number.


The Masculine Parable of Michael Mann’s ‘Collateral’


This Storytellers video essay explores Mann’s “meditation on masculinity.”