Thursday, July 20, 2006

Mann Up

The new slug is just little shout out because I'm seeing Miami Vice on Monday afternoon and I won't lie, I'm pretty excited.

I'll risk the rath of Ross Douthat and suggest here that Mann is one of the two truly great American directors working who is still at the height of his powers. Discuss.

More on Mann after Monday.


Bill Walsh said...

No one else will mention him, but John Dahl just quietly makes really, really good movies.

Anonymous said...

Saw Clerks II last night. I assume that Kevin Smith is the other director to whom you refer.

Anonymous said...

You're dead on. Mann is awesome. I'm seeing this opening night.

--See Dubya

Anonymous said...

Kevin Smith, are you kidding? Yeah, Smith has made some good movies, but he hardly qualifies as a "great american director" and if his past few movies are any indication, he's hardly in his prime. No, JVL was referring to Paul Thomas Anderson.