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Flawless

There are better heist films, but none of them are showing at your local movie theater this month —Marty Mapes (review...)

Caine is Flawlessly cast as a diamond thief

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Sam Mendes

  • 1917 (2020)

    1917 Review by Matt Anderson: The devil is in the details and in 1917 Mendes wrangles a whole host of devils.

  • Spectre (2015)

    Craig is haunted by Spectres Review by Matt Anderson: Skyfall’s a tough act for Spectre to follow

    Review by Robert Denerstein: Craig is serious as a clenched fist, but Spectre is a Bond too long

  • Skyfall (2012)

    Craig goes home to Skyfall Review by Marty Mapes: Old and new, Skyfall follows the well-worn patterns of its predecessors

    Review by Robert Denerstein: Does Bond still have it?

    Review by Matt Anderson: In Skyfall, James Bond learns that fun never goes out of style.

  • Revolutionary Road (2009)

    Kate and Leo move to Revolutionary Road Review by Marty Mapes: Can't tell whether Mendes speaks through his characters or speaks about them

  • Jarhead (2005)

    Jarhead is an empty vessel Review by Marty Mapes: I came. I saw. I didn't do anything. I went back home.

  • American Beauty (1999)

    Review by Marty Mapes