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Ex Machina > Annihilation though

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Allstar wrote:
July 10th, 2019, 5:58 pm
Ex Machina > Annihilation though
Completely agree with you.

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Allstar wrote:
July 10th, 2019, 5:58 pm
Ex Machina > Annihilation though
Couldn't agree more.

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Allstar wrote:
July 10th, 2019, 5:58 pm
Ex Machina > Annihilation though
They are equal to me. 1A and 1B

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i love a lot of lumet and polanski can be terrific (two of my favorite movies and many more that are great), just not top-shelf material.

i don't have a huge fondness for scorsese either despite loving much of his work.


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LelekPL wrote:
July 10th, 2019, 11:46 am
As for some other modern favorites you cannot not mention Tarantino, both Andersons, Cuaron or Fincher (if he's still making movies :P ).
Lol, that changed quickly. Good to hear Fincher's back, even if with Netflix.

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Bacon wrote:
July 10th, 2019, 5:54 pm
Nomis wrote:
July 10th, 2019, 11:00 am
Well, I think Alex Garland is one to watch. I really liked Ex_Machina but them he improved himself with Annihilation which I think is a pretty faultless film. He's a talented writer and director. It's pretty cool that he's working on a TV series now. I hope either he or Boyle directs 28 Months Later if that really gets off the ground.
Yeah. Sucks that he's moving to TV. His cinematic flair is fantastic.
Well I think it's also interesting but yeah, I'd love it if he'd direct films again after.

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Vader182 wrote:
July 10th, 2019, 9:30 pm
i love a lot of lumet and polanski can be terrific (two of my favorite movies and many more that are great), just not top-shelf material.

i don't have a huge fondness for scorsese either despite loving much of his work.


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Totally agree with the Scorsese sentiment; I find myself difficultly separating love for movies and love for artists. For example I love all of Bong Joon-ho's movies but I find it hard to call him a favorite, perhaps because I can't find anything about him as a person appealing or attuned to my taste. I think naming a director as my favorite inevitably forces me to consider a director's personality/background which can be hard or even wrong to infer from their work.

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Regardless my favorites right now are Barry Jenkins, Hirokazu Kore-eda, Edward Yang, and Alfonso Cuaron.

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me when i see that edward yang love

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he has a couple movies on the criterion channel right now (Yi Yi his best and A Tapei Story) and I think Amazon Prime still has the super rare The Terrorizers (this is hard to find in good quality), which is his second best of what I've seen. Haven't seen A Brighter Summer Day yet.

he's a master who's really only recognized by the new york times or the new yorker


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Directors with at least 3 classic/masterpiece
James Cameron(Aliens, T2, Abyss/True Lies/The Terminator)
Ridley Scott(Alien, BR, Gladiator/Kingdom of Heaven)
Steven Spielberg(ROTLA, Jaws, ET/Jurassic Park/CEOTTK)
Robert Zemeckis(BTTF, Forrest Gump, Contact)
Paul Verhoeven(Robocop, Total Recall, Starship Troopers)
Stanley Kubrick(2001,Dr. Strangelove,Full Metal Jacket)
John Carpentar(The Thing, BTILC, Halloween)

Christopher Nolan
David Fincher
Neill Blomkamp
Luc Besson

Ang Lee
Zhang Yimou
Wong Kar-wai
Akira Kurosawa
Park Chan-wook
Hayao Miyazaki

Alfonso Cuarón
Guillermo del Toro

Upcoming Directors:
Denis Villeneuve
Alex Garland

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