ReelBlend #96: Talking 1917 And More With Director Sam Mendes

Sorry guys. Quentin Tarantino isn’t on this week’s episode. I know, I know. We hyped his appearance, but we had to bump him back.

It’s an embarrassment of riches on ReelBlend, as brilliant directors we adore are stopping by on the regular to discuss their craft in-depth with Kevin, Jake and Sean. We love 1917, and we couldn’t pass on the chance to sit down with Mendes for an exclusive and lengthy conversation about his WWI epic. So don’t wait. Press play on this week’s episode, and enjoy the chat with Sam Mendes, director of American Beauty, Skyfall, Revolutionary Road, Road to Perdition and 1917 (amongst other classics).

As for news this week, the guys covered the Golden Globe nominations. They sing the praises of the movies they thought earned their slots. They argue over a few selections that might have been snubbed (Kevin really thinks Adam Sandler deserves to be in for Uncut Gems, and he’s not wrong.) But these arguments are just getting warmed up for when the Oscar nominations are revealed.

As for Movie reviews this week, the guys comment on Jumanji: The Next Level, fight a little over Richard Jewell, and gush slightly more over Uncut Gems. Sean also saw Bombshell, and had some thoughts.

Finally, we have this week’s Blend Game, which is dedicated to the 2000s as a decade. So many great movies for the ReelBlend boys to choose from. Which ones do you think they selected?

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