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Re: 1SO vs. All the Directors - Sam Peckinpah/François Ozon
« Reply #1010 on: January 19, 2022, 08:58:47 PM »
Run out of the business in that he put together scenes and scenarios that would no longer be culturally acceptable? Or just that he's an ass?
Both, he was the right director at the right time, but his behavior on set and the attitude on display in his films make Joss Whedon's abuses look small.

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1SO vs. All the Directors - Nobuhiro Suwa
« Reply #1011 on: January 21, 2022, 11:34:00 PM »
François Ozon Ranked List
★ ★: #341 out of 431
Ranking could easily change if I can find the right film for me.
New Ranking: ★ ★ ★ - Okay: #249 out of 431


Nobuhiro Suwa
Unranked out of 432

I know the back half of this Marathon is going to contain a number of blindspots. Still, this director is especially light on information. A handful of features and only two posts in his thread. IMDB recommends M/Other (1999), but ICM has A Perfect Couple (2005) on a list and it's 40min shorter. I may also watch 2/Duo (1997), which has an interesting premise.

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Re: 1SO vs. All the Directors
« Reply #1012 on: January 22, 2022, 12:52:36 AM »
I’d have to double-check my 1990s Far East Bracket reviews, but I’m pretty sure I preferred 2/Duo to M/Other.

If pixote’s Generic Joke of the Week were more active, I would’ve efforted to make a pun about these being “slash”-er films. You’re welcome.

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Re: 1SO vs. All the Directors
« Reply #1013 on: January 22, 2022, 02:29:04 PM »
Try Yuki & Nina!

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Re: 1SO vs. All the Directors
« Reply #1014 on: January 22, 2022, 02:32:22 PM »
I saw that, but it’s co-directed by Hippolyte Girardot, which would make it harder to have an opinion of Suwa. 

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1SO vs. All the Directors - Eugène Green
« Reply #1015 on: January 26, 2022, 09:32:11 AM »
Nobuhiro Suwa
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★ ★: #410 out of 432


Eugène Green
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Another total blindspot. I don't know what will be available to find, but it seems as long as I avoid the most recent stuff I can't choose wrong.

Hope to get to three of these:
Night After Night (2001)
The Living World (2003)
Le pont des Arts (2004)
The Portuguese Nun (2009)
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1SO vs. All the Directors - Shyamalan / Snyder / Arcand
« Reply #1016 on: January 26, 2022, 10:07:59 PM »
Eugène Green
Unranked out of 433
★ ½: #425 out of 433


M. Night Shyamalan Ranked List
★ ★ ½: #284 out of 434
It's been a wild ride from Junior Spielberg to utter disaster to what I think is his rightful place, B-movie guru with great hooks and questionable/laughable execution of those ideas. I'm not a fan, but I've watched everything because his films rarely ask for much from the viewer and are usually fun to talk about after. That's his one consistency, the good ones are as much fun to talk about as the mediocre and terrible ones.

Funny to have two directors in a row I don't think are good, but I'm always interested to watch what they make.

Zack Snyder Ranked List
★ ★ ½: #265 out of 435
Falls between Michael Bay and Paul SW Anderson, but closer to Bay, and someone whose films always improve when they're longer, even though their length then becomes an issue. I've become more comfortable over time and rewatches saying Watchmen is legit great, and if there was a 3-hour version of Sucker Punch, I'm sure I'd watch it.


Denys Arcand Ranked List
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A director I've been interested in seeing more from. I watched Jesus of Montreal in film school - my roommate later bought the laserdisc - but still think I should see more before forming an overall opinion.

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1SO vs. All the Directors - Denis Villeneuve
« Reply #1017 on: January 27, 2022, 10:33:44 PM »
Denys Arcand Ranked List
Unranked for Now
★ ★ ½: #289 out of 436


Denis Villeneuve Ranked List
★ ★ ★ - Good: #117 out of 437
The common choice for Best Director of the 2010s. I'm not quite there. He has the talent, but his films often lose focus as they play out. Still, a good candidate for anyone looking to do a complete Marathon, which I thought I did already. He had two features before Polytechnique (2009). I don't feel the need to be a completionist and watch August 32nd on Earth (1998), but I am interested in Maelström (2000).

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1SO vs. All the Directors - Bruce McDonald
« Reply #1018 on: February 01, 2022, 08:38:55 AM »
Bruce McDonald Ranked List
★ ★ ½: #336 out of 438
More of a working director than someone focused on what their career will add up to. Lots of work on television and many films focus around musicians.

I think I didn't get the "We're all watching Pontypool this month" memo.
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Hard Core Logo (1996)

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Re: 1SO vs. All the Directors
« Reply #1019 on: February 01, 2022, 01:19:24 PM »
I had to check for myself to confirm that, yes, this is the same Bruce McDonald who directed seventeen episodes of Degrassi: The Next Generation.

edit: And not for the first time, evidently:

Degrassi: The Next Generation ("Mother and Child Reunion")

What was presumably a joke then is reality now.

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