The Hypnotic Film Blackhat

I was in the mood for a melancholy, atmospheric film, and "Blackhat" -- starring Chris Hemsworth and directed by Michael Mann ("Heat," "The Last of the Mohicans"), about a convicted hacker allowed out of federal prison to help the government stop an evil blackhat hacker -- fit the bill perfectly. The film's plot (part of it) was inspired by the real-life hacker drama StuxNet that occurred in 2010 in which a mysterious hacker hacked into Iran's nuclear power plant and sabotaged it, causing parts of it to explode. You can my full review of the film at the link below. Here's an excerpt:

This movie had all of the half-dreaming, things-happening-in-your-peripheral vision, jarring real-life motion that has made Michael Mann movies such masterpieces. The second and third act of this film were classic Mann — as good as anything he’s done, in my opinion. The scenes after the car bomb in which the main characters fly out of Hong Kong in a plane, and we see Venus shining above the wing just after dusk — with that aquamarine, greenish hue of post-sunset, as Chen Lien mourns her brother — is one of the most atmospheric moments I’ve seen in a movie in quite awhile. And the scene at the Balinese Nyepi Day (which really takes place at night) is very good too, as 3,000 red-clad extras sift past the camera continuously for 15 minutes like salmon swimming up a stream — all while Hemsworth’s character maneuvers around his opponents.

http://rockingodshouse.com/blackhat-christian-movie-review/