The Hollywood Resume – Sam Mendes

Hollywood Resume - Sam Mendes

Sam Mendes is one of the few directors out there today who loves to examine the idea of family.  In each of his movies he loves to give us one or another version of a different family who is at a different stage in their relationship whether they’re just starting out, facing their first real crisis or at the end of the whole thing.   Mr. Mendes was (and still is) a theatre director before he became a great young film director after giving us his debut film, American Beauty (1999), which he won a best directing Oscar for. Continue reading

The Hollywood Resume – Rian Johnson

Hollywood Resume - Rian Johnson

So here is a new feature that I plan to do at least every two weeks – I need to time to catch up on films that I’ve missed from the directors that I will cover – where I will talk about my thoughts on a particular filmmaker and give mini-reviews for that director’s films (or at least more or less a the highlight reel to his/her films).  I will try to cover not only new and upcoming filmmakers but well-established ones.  Let me know in the comments what you think about this article and if you think it is something you’d like to see me continue to do. Continue reading