Articles tagged sam mendes

The Tragedy of the Family Game in ‘The Road to Perdition’

Sam Mendes’ virtuoso control behind the camera mesmerizes and hypnotizes, his depiction of Depression-era America a stasis of tragedy, each death inevitable but slow to ferment.

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7 Jan 2010 // 4:26 AM

LOS ANGELES — No, this isn’t an April Fool’s prank. According to both the Los Angeles Times and the Hollywood Reporter, Sam Mendes, the

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27 Sep 2009 // 10:00 PM

Away We Go

Another movie about and/or aimed at educated, self-aware 20-and-30-somethings, a certain portion of which, of course, hate nothing more than a movie trying to entertain them or depict them in any way.

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16 Aug 2009 // 9:58 PM

For those who have been following Alexi Murdoch, Away We Go is essentially his debut album repackaged with some other songs thrown in. For everyone else: It's a wonderful, breezy collection of big-hearted singer-songwriter numbers.

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12 Jun 2009 // 6:00 AM

Away We Go

Away We Go is breezy and summer-appropriate -- but its central couple still has problems.

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Away We Go: Home Sweet Wherever

A finely pedigreed comic road film that, when all is said and done, is too finely-tooled for the NPR set to have much life left in it.

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19 Feb 2009 // 4:31 AM

This year’s Supporting Actor?

When it comes to the best supporting actor Oscar, the winning hand could be held by The Joker. That, of course, is the late Heath

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How Kate Winslet outdid herself to garner an Oscar nomination

Kate Winslet always was going to land a best actress Oscar nomination this year. That was understood. Otherwise, Vanity Fair wouldn’t have put her

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24 Jan 2009 // 12:14 PM

NEW YORK - Theater people have talked forever about the pros and cons of having a national theater. Does America need one? Where would it

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Michael Shannon’s small part in ‘Revolutionary Road’ made a big impact

“There were no movie stars on that set,” actor Michael Shannon said Monday of his latest film, “Revolutionary Road.” Celebrity chroniclers and film fans might

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In ‘Revolutionary Road,’ Leo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet play a not-so-happy couple

NEW YORK - In “Revolutionary Road,” Leonardo DiCaprio does not play a CIA agent, a reclusive multimillionaire or a South African diamond smuggler. Instead, he

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Winslet and DiCaprio Shine in ‘Revolutionary’ Drama

As long as they had Paris, they had hope. Actually, as frustrated suburban housewife April Wheeler would later reveal, it didn’t have to be

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24 Dec 2008 // 2:00 AM

Revolutionary Road

In Revolutionary Road, April is turned into the prize Frank wants to own and the puzzle he seeks to solve.

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4 Nov 2005 // 1:00 AM

Jarhead (2005)

Jarhead doesn't lose sight of this basic truth of war. More effective weapons only deepen its despair.

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12 Jul 2002 // 1:00 AM

Road to Perdition (2002)

The perfectly grim surface evokes eons of pain, as well as a highly stylized contemporary sensibility, not so much cynical as skeptical and self-aware.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

American Beauty (1999)

My jaw slackened, my senses were jolted, and I managed to forget about the world outside the movie theater for a few hours. Yeah, I

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