DVD/Blu-ray Reviews

The Insider

Add Comment 28 February 2013

Did the Academy pick the right Best Picture winner in 1999? 

I'd say no.

Michael Mann's The Insider lost the Academy's top prize to American Beauty that year. Nearly 15 years later, The Insider remains as stirring as ever and American Beauty is fading fast.

The recent release of Mann's masterpiece Blu-ray hammers home just how great the film is. The performances--especially from stars Russell Crowe and Al Pacino--have lost none of their power. But the real star of the Blu-ray is the cinematography of Dante Spinotti. This one is must own.


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