Sam Mendes
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Reviews // 12 Articles
Blogs // 6 Articles
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Media // 1 Articles

The Flipside #6: Spectre
8 Sep 2017 // 3:30 AM

Spectre attempts to unify classic Bond camp with the grittiness of the Daniel Craig 007 films. Can anything be salvaged from the resulting mess?

The Best DVDs and Blu-rays of 2013
18 Dec 2013 // 9:14 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 Tragedy of the Family Game in 'The Road to Perdition'
11 Nov 2012 // 5:15 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 // 6:15 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.


Daniel Craig's James Bond Doesn't Break a Sweat in 'Spectre'
10 Feb 2016 // 4:30 AM

The 24th (official) James Bond film delivers with sleek, sexy cool and better realism, to the degree that Bond can really be "real".

Bond's 'Spectre' Is Full of Spectacles and Stunts and Surfaces -- and Some Impressive Camera Work
6 Nov 2015 // 4:15 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.


Watch a Sneak Peek of the New James Bond Flick, 'Spectre'
5 May 2015 // 8:30 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 // 7:00 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 // 3:35 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
12 Feb 2009 // 12:30 AM

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

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NYFF 2017: 'Mudbound'

// Notes from the Road

"Dee Rees’ churning and melodramatic epic follows two families in 1940s Mississippi, one black and one white, and the wars they fight abroad and at home.

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