Sunday, February 14, 2021

Where's the Denzel, Michael?

It's a goddamn mystery why Denzel Washington - who has the best command of movement and motion in modern movies - hasn't been able to use those skills in a Michael Mann film. 

Tony Scott made magnificent use of Washington's prowl, and his ownership of the way he walks through a scene has genuinely elevated films like Training Day and Safe House. But we don't have Tony Scott to dazzle us anymore, and we only need so many Equalizer films.

Mann's movies are all about the momentum of driven men, and it's genuinely baffling why that hasn't intersected with Denzel yet. There's still time. 

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