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Film Review: Sam Mendes, "American Beauty" (1999)

There’s Nothing Worse Than Being Ordinary…

This week has seen me revisit some of my favourite films from the past few years, this being something which brought to light one film in particular that I loved when I first saw it, and to my surprise has also actually grown on me even more over time with each viewing. 676 more words


Classic film- bUZZ's top picks

I am sure by now the readership of bUZZ will know I am a veracious lover of film. Action, horror, espionage, drama you name it I am into it. 551 more words


Daniel Craig's stunt double does all the hard work during Spectre filming on the Thames

Residents of Lambeth had their snoozing disrupted this weekend by the antics of Britain’s most iconic spy since Dagmar Lahlum, as Daniel Craig took to the river to film scenes for the latest chapter in the James Bond canon, SPECTRE. 234 more words


"...And Finally, Here We Are": The Troublesome History of SPECTRE

The teaser trailer for the twenty-fourth James Bond film, Spectre, was recently released. In this post, Ryan looks back at the troublesome franchise history of the Special Executive for Counterintelligence, Terrorism, Revenge, and Extortion (SPECTRE). 447 more words

American Beauty (1999)

Kevin Spacey is “spectacular” in this romantic dark comedy directed by Sam Mendes…

Lester Burnham (Kevin Spacey) hates his job, disinterested in his pretentious wife (Annette Bening) and disconnected from his angsty daughter (Thora Birch). 339 more words


Review of Skyfall: an old Bond for a tired franchise

Summary:  Today Locke Peterseim reviews Skyfall. It’s one of his best reviews. “There’s no energy to the entire endeavor that doesn’t feel borrowed, and while the movie keeps moving, it doesn’t feel like it’s going anywhere.” But his review is really about the difficult process of reinventing myths for a new generation. 1,883 more words

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