Matt’s Top 10 Films of 2009

     February 10, 2010

I’m so happy that 2009 was a front-loaded year.  Friends and family asked me on more than one occasion, “It’s the end of the year, so where are all the good movies?”  I responded that this year, for whatever reason, …

AWAY WE GO Blu-ray Review

     February 6, 2015

The journey of Sam Mendes is an awkward one. A talented stage director, his first film came to win best picture, and fueled a (not undeserved) backlash against him. His second film was coolly received, while his next two pictured …

AWAY WE GO Review

     July 8, 2009

Director Sam Mendes is only as good as his script.  He’s got a good eye for compelling visuals and works well with actors, but overall his skill is in knowing how to fully inhabit a genre.  However, he never manages …

Sam Mendes gives an update on PREACHER

     May 28, 2009

Yesterday was the Los Angeles press day for director Sam Mendes new movie “Away We Go”. As I said when I posted the movie clips earlier today, I loved the movie. The film has a brilliant script, beautiful cinematography, great …

AWAY WE GO Movie Clips and Trailer

     May 31, 2014

Opening on June 5th is director Sam Mendes new movie “Away We Go”. Since all reviews are under embargo for a few more weeks, I need to be careful what I say. However, I don’t think anyone at Focus Features …