Smooth criminal

By weeklyvolcano on July 14, 2009


Film-Public-artilce-7_2 Like a good surgeon, a bank robber must maintain a state of order while chaos and bloodshed threaten to erupt at any moment. With time (and law enforcement) in close pursuit, the thief relies on both animalistic cunning and advanced calculation to perform his monetary extraction. This dichotomy between precision and violence, rationality and destruction, finds its way into many of the films by American director Michael Mann. Like his contemporary Stanley Kubrick, Mann instinctively recognizes a showdown between these opposing forces as gripping drama on epic scale. Once again the filmmaker gives in to his obsession with methodical gangsters in his new feature Public Enemies.

I finally got my butt in the theater to review Public Enemies. Check out my review here.