Category Archives: Thriller

The Insider (1999)

Director: Michael Mann Writers: Eric Roth & Michael Mann (Based on the Vanity Fair article “The Man Who Knew Too Much” by Marie Brenner) Great!

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The Comfort of Strangers (1990)

Director: Paul Schrader Writer: Harold Pinter (Based on the novel by Ian McEwan)

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Heat (1995)

Director: Michael Mann Writer: Michael Mann One of the greats! Love it!

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L.A. Takedown (1989)

Director: Michael Mann Writer: Michael Mann Not great but interesting to see how Mann took his own 90 minute TV movie and then remade it into the epic crime classic Heat.

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Manhunter (1986)

Director: Michael Mann Writer: Michael Mann (Based on the book “Red Dragon” by Thomas Harris)

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I Care a Lot (2021)

Director: J Blakeson Writer: J Blakeson Don’t think it quite nails the satire in the end but Pike kills it. Really fun lead performance.

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Thief (1981)

Director: Michael Mann Writer: Michael Mann (Story by Michael Mann) (Based on the novel “The Home Invaders” by Frank Hohimer) Mann’s first theatrical film. Incredible. One of my favorite crime movies.

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Cohen & Tate (1988)

Director: Eric Red Writer: Eric Red

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Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019)

Director: David Leitch Writers: Chris Morgan and Drew Pearch (Story by Chris Morgan) (Based on characters created by Gary Scott Thompson) No thank you.

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Mission: Impossible – Fallout (2018)

Director: Christopher McQuarrie Writer: Christopher McQuarrie (Based on the television series created by Bruce Geller) Great! Best of the series and one of the best action movies of recent years.

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