Sam Mendes pushes the limits during his second James Bond directorial outing in Spectre to get James Bond back to the travelogue roots. You know this is going to be a big film right from the Day of the Dead pre-titles sequence in Mexico City. It’s one of the biggest openings by far and it gives Mexico some proper representation on screen. By the end of the film, however, Spectre proves to be just one…"Spectre: Sam Mendes Pushes The Limits"
It’s a busy summer for films about the Israeli Mossad because Spider in the Web is the third such film to be released in just over a month. For the second time in a month, another thriller gets released in the vein of John le Carré. Moreover, it’s the second of the trio to feature Ben Kingsley. While The Red Sea Diving Resort had Kingsley portray a superior in a supporting role, he’s front and…"Spider in the Web: A John le Carré-esque Thriller"