Michael Mann has got to be one of the coolest directors of our time. Ali was amazing, The Insider was extraordinary, and Heat has to fall into my top ten list of the greatest movies ever made. Although each of those movies are very much different, they do have one recurring trait… brilliantly acted performances. Mann simply has a knack of taking actors and directing them in completely believable roles and there is no exception to this in his newest flick, Collateral. I’m too tired right now to do a decent review, but just know the following. Collateral is shot beautifully, written intelligently, acted perfectly. Jamie Foxx is well on his way to being a first rate drama actor and (although it may be hard for some people to believe) Tom Cruise masterfully plays a very very bad man. Two big thumbs up for this one.