By Juan Cole / Informed Comment Climate scientist Michael Mann says there is “tentative but compelling evidence” that it was hotter this summer than it has been at any point in 100,000 years.
Michael Mann is not just a climate scientist, he’s a climate activist and one of the news media’s favorite alarmists. So it is no surprise to see him lash out at anyone who disagrees with his views about the climate. But it crosses into...Show More Summary
Celebrating and looking back on a modern crime film classic. Continue reading on Film School Rejects »
The cast and crew talk about the shoot, the look, the feel, and the music of the 1995 hit.
Saw franchise veterans Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton (co-writers here, with the former on directing duties) channel their inner Hitchcock (with flashes of Scorsese and Michael Mann thrown in for good measure) with this home invasion thriller. John (The Collector and The Collection‘s Josh Stewart) and his wife Rosie (Starry Eyes‘s Alex Essoe) are stuck […]
Michael Mann’s 1995 cops-and-robbers crime epic Heat is memorable for a number of reasons, one of which is Al Pacino’s, let’s say, extremely animated performance as obsessive police detective Lt. Vincent Hanna. Let’s take a look: Considering that Red Bull wasn’t introduced in the U.S. Show More Summary
This year doesn’t mark a special anniversary for Michael Mann‘s action-thriller Heat as it’s been 21 years since the movie starring Al Pacino and Robert De Niro hit theaters. But last night, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences...Show More Summary
Yes, they really did shoot that scene in Kate Mantilini together. [ more › ]
Gold has attracted no shortage of talent over the years. What was once a Michael Mann and Christian Bale project is now the second directorial effort from Stephen Gaghan, who won an Academy Award for writing Traffic and years later made his directorial debut with Syriana. Show More Summary
Stars and director Michael Mann show off a digitally restored version of the classic 1995 drama.
Sorry, conspiracy theorists: Al Pacino and Robert De Niro actually did act opposite one another in their iconic diner conversation scene in Michael Mann’s 1995 magnum opus Heat. That’s been confirmed many times over the years of course. Show More Summary
The Madhouse Effect cover The Madhouse Effect: How Climate Change Is Threatening Our Planet, Destroying Our Politics, And Driving Us Crazy By Michael Mann and Tom Toles Published by Columbia Press. Paperback available for pre-order now. Show More Summary
THEY’VE BEEN PROMISING MORE HURRICANES SINCE KATRINA. THEY HAVEN’T DELIVERED. THEY HAVEN’T STOPPED: Hurricane Season Is Heating Up. So Is the Planet. Coincidence? And, actually, even Michael Mann admits we’ve been in a global-warming “pause” for the last 20 years ro so, so I don’t see how “climate change” can be contributing anything.
RIP JON POLITO, A FAVORITE OF THE COEN BROTHERS, 65. In addition to his Coen brothers films, Polito was one of those character actors who was everywhere – from Michael Mann’s hip Chicago and Vegas-based Crime Story series in the mid-80s to The Crow to the “man purse” episode of Seinfeld (as the superintendent for […]
A new paper co-authored by Michael Mann helps us stop confusing them.
Michael Mann has a specialty or two. Climate simulation modeling, analysis of proxy data, the study of global teleconnections, Northern Hemisphere surface temperatures over historic time scales, etc. A while back, Mann’s research interests and activities converged, I assume by some combination of design and chance (as is often the case in Academia) with a…
Here’s an event that’s well worth re-opening Kate Mantilini’s on Wilshire Boulevard for: Al Pacino and Robert De Niro are getting together again, but only onstage as The Academy will present a 4K DCP restoration of Michael Mann’s 1995 film Heat on Wednesday, Sept. Show More Summary
Originally published on Gas2. Donald Trump laid out his environmental policies in a speech last week in Bismark, North Dakota. As usual, The Donald spoke in broad generalities without giving specifics. He told his audience he would roll...Show More Summary
A convicted sex offender is in custody for allegedly raping a woman at knifepoint in Brooklyn on Tuesday. The suspect, 52-year-old Michael Mann, reportedly told her, "I will stick you," and said he had seen her in the neighborhood before. Police subsequently caught Mann because he called 911 and asked cops for a ride. [ more › ]
Michael Mann's "Manhunter" has been such a vastly influential crime thriller that you'd hardly know it was a massive flop in theaters. Released 30 years ago this week, on August 15, 1986, "Manhunter" cost $15 million to make but returned...Show More Summary