Heat - Good but overpraised. The two leads are good but they've been better many times before, and the themes about their relationship to each other are pretty well worn and have been done better elsewhere. Because of this the first time I saw it I thought it was just a long boring movie based on the premise that bigger is better, but when I watched it again I enjoyed it quite a bit. It looks great and they used all that extra space to pack in alot of visual and narrative detail.
Close-Up - Wow, I thought this was fascinating, surprised to hear a negative opinion of it.
The American - This was like watching paint...oh wait you're talking about some TV show and not that terrible George Clooney movie.