Thief

Thief ★★★★½

Heat is Michael Mann's best movie but it's very 90s and both this and Manhunter are so very 80s. But the sign of a master director is when they can master multiple decades, their affectations, and styles--inasmuch as you can retroactively attribute a "decade" to a work that clearly was able to entrench itself and become a reference point for that future classification due to intense auteuristic motifs and deliberate stylistic choices that would later be associated with a time period instead of a director's personal style. Lame.

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