JONATHAN ADLER: Whatever happened to Michael Mann’s defamation suit? (2016 edition). As I’ve noted before, I think this should be a relatively easy case. However offensive or intemperate the posts at issue, they should be recognized as protected speech. To hold otherwise would be to confuse hyperbolic rhetoric for actionable defamation. Moreover, insofar as the […]
This week, Vulture is taking a look at great unproduced, unreleased, or unheralded entertainment. When talking about great movies that never got made, save a special place at the table for Michael Mann’s Gates of Fire, an epic about the Battle of Thermopylae that the filmmaker was attached to direct ... More »
Michael Mann's Collateral has one of the simplest and most startling shootouts in movie history. Even though it's short and unvarnished—every bullet fired in a single stationary camera shot interrupted only to see Jamie Foxx's reaction—actor...Show More Summary
Click here for reuse options! Climate change is creating a perfect storm for global conflict. The following is an excerpt from the new book The Madhouse Effect by Michael E. Mann & Tom Toles (Columbia University Press, 2016): The most...Show More Summary
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…