Sam Mendes
Features // 7 Articles
Columns // 2 Articles
Reviews // 11 Articles
Blogs // 6 Articles
News // 4 Articles
Media // 1 Articles

The Best DVDs and Blu-rays of 2013
18 Dec 2013 // 8:14 PM

As home video spins off into various immediate options -- streaming, simultaneous theatrical and digital release -- there are still many gems to uncover in the increasingly obsolete format.

The Best Films of 2012
27 Jan 2013 // 4:10 PM

From popcorn perfection to animation experimentation, foreign finesse and good old Hollywood hokum, 2012 delivered the shiny cinematic goods and then some. Here are our choices for the titles that took on the challenge, and won.


The Tragedy of the Family Game in 'The Road to Perdition'
11 Nov 2012 // 4:15 PM

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.

The Non-Bonds: James Bond's Bitter, Decades-Long Battle... with James Bond
4 Oct 2012 // 5:15 PM

While the James Bond film franchise remains one of the most acclaimed, successful, recognizable and marketable movie series in history, there was a time when the mighty Mister Bond had some stiff competition at the box office: himself.


Bond's 'Spectre' Is Full of Spectacles and Stunts and Surfaces -- and Some Impressive Camera Work
6 Nov 2015 // 3:15 AM

Spectre's first shot is precisely lovely, a dance of framing and figures, a display of craft and thoughtfulness and ingenuity. Then the rest of the film happens.

Take the Shot: 'Skyfall'
7 Nov 2012 // 12:00 AM

James Bond looks broken and weary, an embodiment of a traditional model of international spydom, the one premised on national borders, white-Western-wealthy entitlements, and excessive consumptions of alcohol, cars, and women.


Watch a Sneak Peek of the New James Bond Flick, 'Spectre'
5 May 2015 // 7:30 AM

If this little teaser is any indication, the James Bond series is continuing to live up to its reputation on the matter of sleek cars and thrilling chases.

Icons at War in ‘Skyfall’
16 Nov 2012 // 6:00 AM

Sam Mendes’ tough, relationship-focused Bond film is really about leadership in extremis, with towering and isolated icons fighting tooth-and-nail to keep society together amidst the growing chaos of modernity.


‘Skyfall’s’ Sam Mendes to Direct New James Bond Movie for Fall 2015
12 Jul 2013 // 2:35 AM

LOS ANGELES — After months of in-and-out reports on the new James Bond film, “Skyfall” director Sam Mendes is heading back to MI6. Sony Pictures and

How Kate Winslet outdid herself to garner an Oscar nomination
11 Feb 2009 // 11:30 PM

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 on

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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