The Completist
The Completist

Mann’s Man

I watched every movie and TV show ever directed or produced by Michael Mann, Hollywood’s greatest hack.

Jan. 16 2015 1:41 PMThe Descent of MannRanking the works of Michael Mann, from best to worst.
Sept. 9 2014 11:30 PMThe 30 Best 33 1/3 BooksFrom Aretha to Slint.
Nov. 13 2013 11:49 PMWu-Tang ForeverIs it even possible to listen to everything the Wu has ever recorded?
May 15 2013 5:30 AMThe Greatest Star Trek Movies, Series, Episodes, Villains, and Crew MembersFrom best to worst.
May 8 2013 11:30 AMWatching the WatchersJohn le Carré on screen.
May 3 2013 6:15 AMI Read Everything Janet Malcolm Ever PublishedI’m in awe of her.
April 5 2013 5:55 AMJane Austen’s Novels, RankedPlus her most devastating one-liners.
Nov. 5 2012 3:43 AMStirred, but Not ShakenI read the books and watched the movies. Here’s what makes Bond great.
Sept. 5 2012 2:18 AMI Ate Every Variety of Pepperidge Farm CookieWhat I learned about baked goods—and the human condition—from the Milano, the Verona, the Geneva …
April 26 2012 4:03 PMI Watched Every Richard Linklater MovieHere’s what I learned from the small-town philosophers, bar stool monologuists, and high school gods who populate his work.
Jan. 30 2012 7:00 AMI Watched Every Spielberg MovieNow I almost wish I hadn’t.
Jan. 30 2012 5:00 AMThe Narrative Nonsense of Steven Spielberg's Movies
Oct. 31 2011 7:01 AMRanking U2's AlbumsBest to worst.
Oct. 13 2011 5:55 PMRepeat After MeI watched every Pedro Almodóvar movie. Here’s what I learned.
Sept. 14 2011 12:30 AMRanking the Films of Steven SoderberghThree masterpieces, six worthwhile divertissements, three really fascinating films that get better with age, four interesting failures, and one movie that's all of the above.
Sept. 9 2014 11:31 PMI Read 93 Books About Pop AlbumsHere’s what I learned.
Nov. 13 2013 11:50 PMThe Twenty Greatest Wu-Tang Clan AlbumsIncluding one from U-God!
May 15 2013 5:31 AMI Boldly Went Where Every Star Trek Movie and TV Show Has Gone BeforeNow I can tell you exactly why this franchise is great.
May 8 2013 11:31 AMConfessions of a John le Carré DevoteeI read all 23 of le Carré’s novels. Here’s my full and complete testimony to Control.
May 8 2013 11:30 AMRanking Le Carré’s NovelsWhich is the master’s greatest? And where does his new one fall?
May 3 2013 6:14 AMJanet Malcolm, From Best to WorstRanking the books by the country’s best magazine writer.
April 5 2013 5:45 AMI Read Everything Jane Austen Wrote, Several TimesHere are some of the many things I learned.
Nov. 5 2012 3:42 AMThe Best Bond Movies, Books, Villains, and SongsA ranking of everything 007.
June 22 2012 7:30 AMYou Can’t Handle the Truth About Aaron SorkinI watched everything ever written by America’s finest creator of middlebrow entertainment—a Gilbert and Sullivan for our era.
April 26 2012 4:02 PMRanking the Films of Richard LinklaterFrom Slacker to Bernie.
Jan. 30 2012 6:59 AMAll of Steven Spielberg’s Movies, RankedFrom the sublime to the schlock—and beyond.
Oct. 31 2011 7:02 AMThe U2 ParadoxNever has a band been more mockable, never has a band been more successful.
Oct. 13 2011 5:56 PMTalk To Her, All About My Mother, Broken Embraces Almodóvar’s films, ranked from best to worst.
Sept. 14 2011 12:30 AMI Watched Every Steven Soderbergh MovieNotes on one of the most varied careers in the history of cinema.
Sept. 14 2011 12:30 AMI Watched Every Steven Soderbergh MovieNotes on one of the most varied careers in the history of cinema.