Posts Tagged ‘sam mendes’

Finally. It’s over. The 2000s. The 00s. The aughts. Whatever the fuck you want to call it. We’re done. And with the close of the decade, comes the obligatory nostalgic look back. And while we’ve suffered through a lot of bullshit these past ten years, there is also much to be appreciated–especially when it comes […]


by The Great White Gypsy I wish you could’ve seen my expression last November, when I first read the Oscar nominees for 2008. I was appalled. Not only were certain films on the docket that didn’t deserve so much as an original song award, but what was almost completely absent was Sam Mendes’ gut wrenching […]


by The Great White Gypsy Away We Go – Directed by Sam Mendes, Written by Dave Eggers and Vendela Vida About a couple expecting a child that travels around the country looking for a place to start their family. I’m still reeling from Mendes’s snubbing at the Oscars last year, and this comes out too […]


First and foremost, we would like to thank all of you who supported us on Sunday and followed the live blog.  It was a big day for Sexy Gypsy, and it really set the bar high. Unfortunately, the Academy set the bar pretty low for hosting this year.  Hugh Jackman, while slightly entertaining and charismatic […]


Best Picture Of the five films in this category, only two really have a shot. Frost/Nixon was a great stage adaptation with amazing performances and, while solid, was ultimately compromised by Ron Howard‘s lack of technical abilities. The Reader was boring, poorly constructed, and probably the most overrated film in the last 20 years. And […]


                                  So now that we’ve all had a chance to absorb the Oscar nominations, it’s time to start placing bets.  We already mentioned that, in the last three years, every Oscar winner for Best Actor and Actress also won […]


by The Great White Gypsy It is cold as I step out of the movie theater into the January air.  The streets are empty.  I am distraught.  I feel hopeless, sad, sinking.  Someone has broken my heart.  Someone has turned life upside down and kicked it in the teeth.  Someone has put me through so […]