Manhunter ★★★★★

I couldn't end my viewing of Michael Mann's tremendous filmography with something as limp as The Keep, so I watched Manhunter for about the 15th time.

The best Lecter film by a significant margin, likely because Lecter himself appears in so little of it. He drops in a handful of times, like a Greek chorus in the background, singing a song of death and despair from behind pillars.

A brooding, nihilistic, achingly romantic look at the extremity to which humans will go to feel loved.

Michael Mann Rankings:
1. Manhunter
2. The Insider
3. Thief
4. Heat
5. Ali
6. The Last of the Mohicans
7. Collateral
8. Miami Vice
9. Blackhat
10. The Keep
11. Public Enemies

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