Skyfall (2012)

Starring: Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Bérénice Marlohe, Albert Finney, Judi Dench Directed by: Sam Mendes PG-13. 145 mins An elegant and riveting addition to the franchise; Skyfall celebrates Bond’s 50th anniversary in style. This time around, we see Bond (Daniel Craig) in an existential crisis after he is shot down in the field, leading…

Away We Go (2009)

Starring: John Krasinski, Maya Rudolph, Jeff Daniels, Catherine O’Hara, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Allison Janney, Josh Hamilton, Chris Messina, Melanie Lynskey Directed by: Sam Mendes R. 98 mins Not the most memorable film out there but Away We Go is a touching and often hilarious little road trip worth the ride thanks to the sassy script and heartwarming…

Revolutionary Road (2008)

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Michael Shannon, Kathy Bates Directed by: Sam Mendes R. 119 mins. Emotionally powerful and relentless in it’s intensity – Revolutionary Road is a dark tale of what happens when we cannot escape the boxes we put ourselves in. In their first reunion since Titanic, Winslet and DiCaprio give haunting performances…

Jarhead (2005)

Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jamie Foxx, Peter Sarsgaard, Lucas Black, Brian Geraghty, Chris Cooper, Jacob Vargas, Laz Alonso Directed by: Sam Mendes R. 122 mins A strong film with great performances – this first-person account of the first Gulf War has more brains than blood. Directed by Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Road to Perdition), the film…

American Beauty (1999)

Starring: Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch, Mena Suvari, Chris Cooper, Wes Bentley Directed by: Sam Mendes R. 120mins. This is an American classic and contains one of Kevin Spacey’s best performances in an already impressive resume. Perfectly cast and intelligently written, American Beauty holds a giant mirror up to the audience. Mendes crafts a…