“Well you know for me, the action is the juice. I’m in.” We’ve been promising this one for a while now, but it was finally time to take a premium plunge into the shadowy, neon lit films of Michael Mann. We focused on a trio of crime films that includes Thief, Heat and Collateral but we also rounded out the discussion with the ’90s historical epic The Last of the Mohicans and his acclaimed thriller The Insider as well. Frank brings some deep research to the table on this one and spends a lot of time Mann-splaining while Jay continues to worship the beauty of Madeleine Stowe. Is Michael Mann’s move to digital video inspired or inferior? Is Christopher Nolan too much of a Mann fan for his own good? Can Frank accept the old cliche about cities being a character in any of these movies? Mann up and download this month’s premium podcast below.
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