Sam Mendes

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The 2020 Braddies go to … Peter Bradshaw's film picks of the year
Alongside our countdown of the best films of 2020, our chief film critic selects his favourite movies, directors and performances of the year

Peter Bradshaw

17, Dec, 2020 @9:18 AM

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Olivia Colman welcome Amazon arts donation
Amazon Prime Video to give $6m to support arts production community through Covid crisis

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

12, Aug, 2020 @11:01 PM

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Theatre Artists Fund set up by Sam Mendes raises £1.6m
Money will help freelancers affected by coronavirus as experts warn of worker exodus

Lanre Bakare Arts and culture correspondent

24, Jul, 2020 @5:00 AM

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Sam Mendes launches fund for theatre workers hit by Covid-19 crisis
Netflix makes initial £500,000 donation to the Theatre Artists Fund, designed to help workers ‘at breaking point’

Chris Wiegand

05, Jul, 2020 @8:39 PM

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Our theatres face going dark for good, but don't worry, there's always the pub… | Catherine Bennett
A precious national asset, of great cultural and economic value, is being abandoned

Catherine Bennett

05, Jul, 2020 @7:00 AM

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Sam Mendes calls on Netflix and Amazon to share 'Covid-19 windfall' with theatre
Bumper takings for TV streaming services should be used to support performing arts industries, says Mendes as he outlines other rescue measures

Chris Wiegand

05, Jun, 2020 @3:18 PM

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The best films of 2020 so far
Adam Sandler is a gem of jewellery dealer, Dev Patel is inspired casting as David Copperfield, while Keira Knightley disrupts the 1970 Miss World contest in these top picks – listed in date order – from the UK release schedule this year

Guardian film

12, May, 2020 @5:00 AM

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Streaming: 1917 and the best first world war films online
On the eve of the digital release of Sam Mendes’s Oscar-winner, why not revisit other celebrated films about the Great War

Guy Lodge

01, May, 2020 @11:00 PM

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Sam Mendes in final push for glory at male-dominated Oscars
Mendes’s macho first world war drama 1917 is tipped for success on Sunday night, but one thing is certain: the best director winner will be a man

Benjamin Lee in Los Angeles

07, Feb, 2020 @3:00 PM

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Joker was criticised for ripping off old classics. So why does 1917 get a pass?
With its showy camerawork, comforting heroism and nostalgia for a noble Britain, Sam Mendes’ film is anything but original

Harry Windsor

07, Feb, 2020 @10:32 AM

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Prince William's ticking off means Bafta must get serious about diversity
Bafta seeks to project the image of a global, inclusive institution but the reality suggests it is guided by outdated traditions and prejudices

Steve Rose

03, Feb, 2020 @3:41 PM

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Baftas 2020: Sam Mendes and 1917 emerge victorious with seven awards
Mendes’s harrowing first world war movie takes best film and best director, while Joaquin Phoenix and Renée Zellweger win the top acting prizes

Mark Brown and Lanre Bakare

02, Feb, 2020 @9:42 PM

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