1917 (15) Verdict: Award-winning stunner Rating: Twenty years after winning a coveted Golden Globes double — best drama film and best director — for his debut feature, American Beauty, Sam Mendes has done it again. On Sunday night, he won the same two awards for 1917, his riveting action-thriller about World War I. Next stop, the Baftas. Then, no doubt, the Oscars. Mendes was a 34-year-old movie novice when he won for American Beauty, precociously brilliant but already well-established as a theatre director. Yet he could not have made 1917 then. He has fed two decades of film-making experience into this wonderful picture. George MacKay as Schofield in 1917, co-written and directed by Sam Mendes During the centenary years of World War I, some terrific films were made about the conflict. The pick of them was a remarkable 2018 documentary, They Shall Not Grow Old, a treasure trove of original but newly colourised footage which showed that no big-screen dramatisation of trench warfare would ever be quite right, for one striking, if prosaic, reason: in real life, soldiers’ teeth, almost without exception, were terrible. In every other respect, however, Mendes propels his audience back to the Western Front with the… Read full this story
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