American Beauty is one of those annoying movies that purports to tell its audiences about All the Big Truths About Life, when actually there's not an honest bone in its body. Take, for starters, its setting. The story is about a so-called "ordinary suburban family", where the husband (Kevin Spacey) is an underpaid magazine writer who hates his cubicle job… read more!
Movies Directed by Sam Mendes (in alphabetical order)
Believe it or not, I was excited when Titanic came out in 1997. Having worked on a documentary about the ship a few years earlier, I was among the first to catch it when it was released. At the time I also was a fan of both its young leads; I was as impressed by Leonardo DiCaprio in This Boy's… read more!
Although I used to love James Bond movies as a kid - cheesy as they were, with a lazy Roger Moore smirking through most of his scenes - they've done little for me as an adult, and I've only seen a couple of the post-Moore entries. (I finally saw some of the Sean Connery Bonds a couple years back. And… read more!