Director Ron Howard’s latest, In the Heart of the Sea, is based on the true story that inspired Herman Melville’s Moby Dick. Is truth stranger than fiction? Or would we have been better off with an adaptation of the novel instead?
What the hell is happening to Michael Mann? After directing films like Collateral, Ali, The Insider, and Heat—one of my personal favorites—his last few movies haven’t been all that great. Miami Vice was a dud and Public Enemies was decent, but nothing spectacular, and now he brings us Blackhat, a film that strands a great cast in one of the most boring thrillers I’ve ever seen. What the hell is happening to Michael Mann?