Lusting After a Mann and his Enemies

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One movie I’m looking forward to this summer is Michael Mann’s “Public Enemies,” starring Johnny Depp, Christian Bale and Marion Cotillar. I understand there is some trepidation from Mann fans given the director’s last outing was the not-so-great “Miami Vice.” I have a hard time believing Michael Mann is capable of dropping two consecutive cinematic bombs, and based on what I’ve seen from the “Public Enemies” trailer, it’s going to be chock full of gangstery goodness.

Shown above are three new character posters for the movie, due in theaters on July 1. Click on the thumbnails for the fuller sized versions. You can also see the trailer embedded below.

And while we’re at it, I’d rank my favorite Michael Mann movies like this:

  • The Insider
  • Collateral
  • Heat
  • The Last of the Mohicans
  • Ali
  • Miami Vice

How about you?

4 comments On Lusting After a Mann and his Enemies

  • Saw the trailer for this and it was..meh.
    Maybe its cause im sick of depps face, and bales for that matter.

    Mann is the man, there will never be a better movie than Heat.

    I saw Manhunter the other day and it being 09 the soundtrack too me right back to miami vice days../shutter.

  • Finally, someone else that has “The Insider” in such high regard. It is, without a doubt, Mann’s best film of his career, so far. In my top 10 of the 1990’s, as well.

    I would rank Mann’s films as follows-

    The Insider
    Collateral(best film of ’04, imo, better than Million Dollar Baby)
    The Last of the Mohicans
    Miami Vice(let’s just hope that Mann is back in form with PE)

    • That was a tough year, because I had picked “The Insider” to give Crowe a best actor award and for the film to win best picture. Instead, “American Beauty” was the darling. And I have a hard time throwing a huge fit, because I do love “American Beauty,” too.

  • My top 10 films from 1999(in order)-

    The Insider
    Eyes Wide Shut- amazing and gets better the more I watch it.
    Three Kings- Russell’s best film to date
    Fight Club
    Being John Malkovich
    The Hurricane
    Arlington Road
    The Matrix- I put this here, not because of its ground-breaking special effects and action sequences, but because of its compelling sci-fi story(one that I didn’t get the first couple of times I watched it). Keanu was Keanu, but Laurence Fishburne did a great job as Morpheus, not to mention that it boosted the careers of actors Carrie-Anne Moss and Hugo Weaving.

    In a year that also had American Beauty, Payback, Sleepy Hollow, Run Lola Run, The Sixth Sense… what a great year for films! Look at the list of directors that released a film that year-

    Kubrick, Anderson, Fincher, Jonze, Russell, Payne, Mann, Burton, Pellington, Stone(Any Given Sunday). Not bad.

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