The Sound of 007: 60 Years of James Bond

The Sound of 007 is a documentary that spans 60 years of the music accompanying the many James Bond movies to grace the screen. There’s so much that one can do with a documentary about the music of the James Bond franchise. Do you focus on just the theme songs? Do you also decide to focus on the theme song and other aspects of the film scores? Thankfully, this documentary touches on the songs, the…

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Empire of Light – Toronto 2022

There’s no denying that Empire of Light is a beautifully shot film but there’s something about the Sam Mendes picture that feels off. I’m gonna be honest here in that this is the film in which I had to fight to stay awake. When one is running on little-to-no sleep, films need to be engaging to keep one’s attention. Factor in Sam Mendes at the helm and Olivia Colman in a leading role, this film…

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Sam Mendes To Receive TIFF Ebert Director Award – TIFF 2022

The Toronto International Film Festival announced that Oscar-winning filmmaker Sam Mendes will receive the TIFF Ebert Director Award. TIFF CEO Cameron Bailey made the announcement as the TIFF Tribute Awards presented by BVLGARI will return to an in-person gala fundraiser during the 47th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday, September 11 at Fairmont Royal York Hotel. TIFF will be presenting the Canadian Premiere of Mendes’ most recent work Empire of Light, which he wrote, directed, and produced.…

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Spectre: Sam Mendes Pushes The Limits

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…

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Skyfall Marks James Bond’s 50th Anniversary

Skyfall celebrates the 50th anniversary of the James Bond franchise with its first billion-dollar picture and one of the best films to date. James Bond (Daniel Craig) is in a much different place following Quantum of Solace. He’s no longer a rookie agent. But the thing that sets this film apart from his previous outings is that he fails repeatedly throughout the film. It’s a recurring theme that kicks off almost as soon as the…

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1917 Is Now Available On Home Video

1917, which took home a few Oscars in early February, is now available for audiences to bring home on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD, or rent on Digital/VOD. To put it simply, Sam Mendes’ 1917 is a masterpiece achievement in filmmaking and without a doubt one of the best war films to ever be made. Lance Corporals Schofield (George MacKay) and Blake (Dean-Charles Chapman) are on the biggest missions of their young lives.  Over 1,500…

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1917: A Masterpiece Achievement In Filmmaking

To put it simply, Sam Mendes’ 1917 is a masterpiece achievement in filmmaking and without a doubt one of the best war films to ever be made. Lance Corporals Schofield (George MacKay) and Blake (Dean-Charles Chapman) are on the biggest missions of their young lives.  Over 1,500 lives depend on their ability to finish the mission.  Without being able to do so, a countless number of British lives could be lost because of walking into…

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