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Do Sam Mendes's Films Attack the State of American Marriage?

Do Sam Mendes's Films Attack the State of American Marriage?

Maya Rudolph and John Krasinski play a happily unmarried couple in Away We Go Photo: Focus Features I was happy to see my article ranking director Sam Mendes's films getting more reads than I thought it would. I wasn't sure how many people would get excited over a director more known for award contending films... Read more »

In My Opinion: Ranking Sam Mendes's First Five Films

In My Opinion: Ranking Sam Mendes's First Five Films

Photo: Focus Features After enjoying Sam Mendes's latest film, Away We Go, and only mildly enjoying his previous film, Revolutionary Road, I decided to finally go back and revisit two of his films I hadn't seen for a long time, American Beauty and Road to Perdition. When I first saw both of these films neither... Read more »