Just sitting down relaxing to start the long weekend: Watching Miami Vice on the movie channel and despite not really getting into the story or being sold on Colin Farrell’s interpretation of Don Johnson’s character from the hit TV series, I am strangely compelled to keep watching. What has me so hooked? Well it’s simple, it’s the incredible genius of directorship that is Michael Mann. I first learned the name of Michael Mann when I watched Manhunter, the original Silence of the Lambs. Ever since, I have been drawn toward a very definitive and wonderful signature style of the director, Mann. Movies ranging from The Insider, Last of the Mohicans, and Collateral have all featured very highly in my list of all time great movies. Collateral is a movie that ranks way up there in my opinion and it is mostly down to the direction and the way in each of the main characters is filmed. While The Insider is probably the best fact-based drama that I have seen in, well, ever. Just felt the need to share that with the world – to a director that has given me so much viewing pleasure over the years. Keep it coming Michael!