The Insider

The Insider ★★★★

Forced me to realize that Michael Mann movies are about the lives that exist outside the cinematic boundaries of their own creation. Even beyond the existential/conspiratorial threats made to these concepts, the families need attention, the other stories need to be covered, and all of the architects have other things in mind. Wigand says they mean and cost "nothing" to the heavy-hitters, but here they are--the people who are paid to follow you and look menacing, who know enough about legal procedure to throw a subpoena, who craft dramatically-timed death threats. So when do individual concerns become "outside interests"--or "just following orders"? Not a deep impact, but it does make me more embarrassed to know that The Post exists as it does.

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