Heat

Heat ★★★★★

"all of a sudden, someone like you comes along..."

wasn't expecting this to be so thoroughly melancholic, everyone in here is caught in their own traps and the traps they set for themselves and their loved ones so that the only escape is quick and senseless violence. i also love how LA looks in this; like a giant ocean enveloping the characters, the buildings looking like shark fins waiting and waiting to swallow everyone whole, and what better way to communicate this than having such sharp, piercing blue hues showing throughout the film. and god that moment when de niro slinks into the shadows on surveillance cameras and the crosscuts make it seem like he's making eye contact with pacino in the truck, literally making eye contact through their self destructive lives. masterpiece.

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