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by InRO Staff Feature Articles Film Year in Review

Top 10 Films of 2015

A typical year spent traversing the cinematic landscape results in straddling some kind of line: one foot confidently marches off into the future while the other remains firmly planted in the past. Innovation is an organic byproduct of any artform, but so is adherence to a certain classicism, and 2015…

December 31, 2015
Blockbuster Beat by Matt Lynch Film

Blackhat | Michael Mann

Blackhat opens with a CG-animated representation of a block of data infiltrating a computer network. A tiny glowing grid sliding along a superconducting surface with what seems very much to be purposeful intent. But in and of itself it has no autonomy. It is…

January 25, 2015
by Daniel Gorman Film Kicking the Canon

Heat | Michael Mann

One is tempted to think of Heat as a culmination, a kind of halfway point in the career of its director, Michael Mann. This isn’t entirely accurate, since the crime genre has been a vested interest of Mann’s both before and after Heat; one could just as easily place…

January 19, 2015
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