Who should win, who will win, and who was left out.
Sam Mendes’ WWI epic is an astounding technical achievement, but loses its soul on the way to razzle-dazzle.
While Skyfall was a rousing success, Mendes’ return to the Bond franchise, bogs itself down in tiresome lore and continuity.
Sam Mendes powers his leading ladies to metatextual heights in his first Bond outing.
Despite getting off on the wrong foot, Sam Mendes’s oft-forgotten dramedy remains a salient look at 2000s anxieties as often seen onscreen.
Sam Mendes’s tale of forlorn love works best as a study of the pitfalls that litter the American Dream.
Sam Mendes’ Depresson-era gangster fable is as effective as it is in-your-face with its aesthetics.
Sam Mendes’ Best Picture winner is a flawed but evocative time capsule of ’90s middle-age anxiety.
As his WWI war epic 1917 comes out in time for the holidays, we spend December looking back on the eclectic modes of Sam Mendes.