Sunday, November 11 2012
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.
Thursday, August 5 2010
Sam Mendes’ Road to Perdition is a somber and elegiac period piece set in Depression-era Illinois, with a tragic narrative framed around father and son relationships.
Thursday, July 11 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.