Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020

If history is any indicator, Sam Mendes has to be considered the clear frontrunner to win the Best Director Oscar after last night (1/25) taking the coveted DGA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Feature Film on the strength of 1917. He topped a DGA field of nominees that also...

Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020

Less than two weeks after winning the Golden Globe Award for best drama picture, 1917 took the marquee honor at the Producers Guild Awards on Saturday night (1/18). The World War I drama from director/producer/co-writer Sam Mendes won the Producers Guild of America’s marquee Darryl F....

Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020

It took the Great War to finally take down "Star Wars." 

Director Sam Mendes' World War I story "1917" brought in $36.5 million in its first weekend of wide release, easily topping the box office and ending the three-week reign of "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker," which brought in $15...

Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020

The 77th Golden Globes were meant to be a coronation for Netflix. Instead, a pair of big-screen epics took top honors Sunday, as Sam Mendes’ technically dazzling World War I tale “1917” won best picture, drama, and Quentin Tarantino’s radiant Los Angeles fable “Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood...

Monday, Dec. 23, 2019

It's been a good time for World War I buffs — especially if they're also movie buffs. A year ago director Peter Jackson applied state-of-the-art technology to century-old war footage to bring the Great War alive with sudden, stunning immediacy in his documentary "They Shall Not Grow Old."...

Friday, Dec. 20, 2019

After the juggling act of two Bond films, with their cadre of characters and armory of gadgets, Sam Mendes had something cleaner in mind for his next film. 

Two main characters. No backstory. Real time. And one shot.

From the start, Mendes envisioned his "1917" as unfolding...

Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015

Where to go when 53 years of action-scene set pieces have exhausted seemingly every exotic corner of the Earth? How much globe can a globe-trotter trot?

The answer kicking off the latest James Bond film, "Spectre," is a doozy. Beginning with the...

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