[Ooh, look: IMDB's added little thumbnails of the actors on the cast listings.]
This is because Michael Mann is one of my favorite directors.
His 'Manhunter' is far, far superior to 'Red Dragon', the latter of which is just not very interesting. ('Red Dragon' is mostly more faithful to the storyline of the book in a straight-ahead, plodding way, though that means it also includes the stupid part about eating the painting.)
That's because 'Red Dragon' director Brett Ratner is a hack.
It's been a while since I've seen 'The Insider', but the courtroom scenes with Bruce "D-Day" McGill thundering away are beautiful.
I haven't seen 'Ali' yet, and still haven't finished watching 'Collateral' (I keep falling asleep). This is because I hate black people.
Anyway, 'Heat' is constantly in my DVD player, even though lately I find myself sometimes just skipping between the set-piece gun battles.
I quote from it far too often, and it is, in fact, one of the reasons why I am known to call people "slick."
So, I hope that 'Miami Vice' doesn't suck; the reviews from the Onion AV Club and the Village Voice are pretty good; the Washington Post's isn't, though, and Rotten Tomatoes seems split.
One more 'Heat' quote: