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Re: Film Directors Who Never Made a Bad Movie
« Reply #20 on: June 11, 2018, 09:13:44 AM »
I changed my mind, I’d rather get rid of Bujalski. Is it too late to change my pick?
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This move both removed Guy Maddin and made it very likely that Bahman Ghobadi will survive to the end.


Anyone even looks at Miyazaki I'll cut them.
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Re: Film Directors Who Never Made a Bad Movie
« Reply #21 on: June 11, 2018, 09:17:53 AM »
After one day, here are the 20 remaining Film Directors Who Never Made a Bad Movie:
J.J. Abrams
Jacques Audiard
Ramin Bahrani
Bong Joon-ho
Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Sofia Coppola
Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne
Asghar Farhadi
Bahman Ghobadi
Todd Haynes
Nicole Holofcener
Jia Zhangke
Pablo Larraín
Mike Leigh
Hayao Miyazaki
Jeff Nichols
Alexander Payne
Kelly Reichardt
Denis Villeneuve
Edgar Wright


And here are the Directors who don't deserve to be on the list:
Paul Thomas Anderson - Removed by smirnoff
Wes Anderson - Removed by Dave the Necrobumper
Noah Baumbach - Removed by Jeff Schroeck
Andrew Bujalski - Removed by MartinTeller
Guy Maddin - Removed by oldkid
Martin Scorsese - Removed by DarkeningHumour
Quentin Tarantino - Removed by Monty
Pablo Trapero - Removed by Teproc
Ben Wheatley - Removed by 1SO
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Re: Film Directors Who Never Made a Bad Movie
« Reply #22 on: June 11, 2018, 10:36:37 AM »
I would take out 8 of those.

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Re: Film Directors Who Never Made a Bad Movie
« Reply #23 on: June 11, 2018, 11:18:14 AM »

Anyone even looks at Miyazaki I'll cut them.

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Re: Film Directors Who Never Made a Bad Movie
« Reply #24 on: June 11, 2018, 11:22:09 AM »
I guess the worst film I've seen by all of these is Midnight Special, so I'll take out Jeff Nichols.
I almost scratched him off for the same reason.

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Wait, I hadn't seen Pablo Trapero. As said elsewhere I despise The Clan, so he's out, and Nichols survives.
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Re: Film Directors Who Never Made a Bad Movie
« Reply #25 on: June 11, 2018, 11:34:30 AM »
I would take out 8 of those.
But when you can only choose one it gets tough.
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Re: Film Directors Who Never Made a Bad Movie
« Reply #26 on: June 11, 2018, 11:55:46 AM »
I changed my mind, I’d rather get rid of Bujalski. Is it too late to change my pick?
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This move both removed Guy Maddin and made it very likely that Bahman Ghobadi will survive to the end.

I know... I'm fully kicking myself. Should've kept my damn mouth shut.

This is a fun way to do this, but I feel like a more representative way would be a poll where people vote on which directors they think have made bad* films. It still elevates more obscure directors like Ghobadi but at least it doesn't make us all look like a bunch of Wes Anderson haters.

* I think it's important in this case to emphasize that "bad" is fully subjective and thus avoid endless back-and-forth over what is "objectively" bad. We're just talking about opinions here.
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Re: Film Directors Who Never Made a Bad Movie
« Reply #27 on: June 11, 2018, 12:29:11 PM »
I suspect that a few of these directors, though they technically have yet to make a bad movie, really have yet to make a good one either.

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I think I'd love how awkward it'd be, or how awkward it should be.

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Re: Film Directors Who Never Made a Bad Movie
« Reply #28 on: June 11, 2018, 12:59:42 PM »
J.J. Abrams - Star Trek and Force Awakens are on the fringe of bad
Jacques Audiard - No complaints but also not must-see filmmaking
Ramin Bahrani - I didn't care for Goodbye Solo at all
Bong Joon-ho - I've seen shocking few of his movies, considering how much I liked Memories of Murder
Nuri Bilge Ceylan - Climates didn't work for me; Distant, though an improvement, didn't make me seek out more
Sofia Coppola - Another director I've seen shockingly few films from
Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne - I consider Lorna's Silence a bad film
Asghar Farhadi - So far, so good
Bahman Ghobadi - I liked A Time for Drunken Horses more than Turtles Can Fly, though even the latter was innocuous
Todd Haynes - I have been afraid to revisit Safe for fear that my supposed hatred of it will now seem embarrassing
Nicole Holofcener - Lovely & Amazing made me want to hurt myself
Jia Zhangke - Pickpocket isn't a good film, but for the purposes of this exercise, it seems weird to penalize a director for such an early work
Pablo Larraín - Jackie was passable, though I'm not convinced Larrain has made a good enough film to be considered here
Mike Leigh - I'm pretty sure Leigh has made some bad films, but I can't yet tell you what they are
Hayao Miyazaki - My animation marathon hasn't yet uncovered a bad film by film
Jeff Nichols - Loving is pretty awful
Kelly Reichardt - Wendy and Lucy is on the cusp of bad
Denis Villeneuve - Blade Runner 2046 disappointed me
Edgar Wright - Baby Driver disappointment me

Holofcener is responsible for probably the worst film I've seen from this crop, with Nichols close behind, but Alexander Payne has made nothing but bad films, from what I can tell, so he needs to go.

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I think I'd love how awkward it'd be, or how awkward it should be.

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Re: Film Directors Who Never Made a Bad Movie
« Reply #29 on: June 11, 2018, 01:02:53 PM »
How is the animation marathon going btw?
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