Directors worth keeping an eye on, part 12

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This list continues from part 11. Jon Amiel Amiel directed movies like Tune in Tomorrow… and Creation. He also directed episodes of TV shows like Once Upon a Time and Outsiders. Masterpiece Sommersby Great movie Copycat Bad movie Entrapment David Frankel Frankel directed the movies Marley & Me and One Chance. He created the TV […]

Directors worth keeping an eye on, part 11

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This list continues from part 10. Damien Chazelle Both of Chazelle’s movies I’ve seen were masterpieces, and both starred Ryan Gosling. He also directed Whiplash and Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench. Masterpieces First Man La La Land Pete Docter Docter was co-director of 2 Pixar masterpieces and one near masterpiece. He also contributed […]

Directors worth keeping an eye on, part 10

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This list continues from part 9. Martin Campbell Campbell directed 2 of the best James Bond movies, as well as movies like Vertical Limit and The Foreigner. Masterpiece Casino Royale Great movies GoldenEye The Mask of Zorro Richard Curtis Curtis wrote Notting Hill, Bridget Jones’s Diary, and some of the TV show Mr. Bean. He […]

First Man

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{5/5} “When you get a different vantage point it changes your perspective. I don’t know what space exploration will uncover, but I don’t think it’ll be exploration just for the sake of exploration. I think it’ll be more the fact that it allows us to see things that maybe we should’ve seen a long time […]

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

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{5/5} “Sand is overrated. It’s just tiny, little rocks.” Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, released in 2004 Joel ditches work one day and meets Clementine on the beach. She seems a bit unusual but over the course of a few encounters he warms up to her and they begin a relationship. Sometime later when […]

Spider-Man

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Here are all the Spider-Man movies that aren’t part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. I’ve also read all of The Amazing Spider-Man comic books by J. Michael Straczynski. Sam Raimi’s trilogy Spider-Man 2002 -> 5/5 Spider-Man 2 2004 -> 5/5 Spider-Man 3 2007 -> 2/5 Mark Webb’s movies The Amazing Spider-Man 2012 -> didn’t see […]

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

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{4.5/5} “I just need to destroy this big machine real quick before the space-time continuum collapses. Don’t move.” Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, released in 2018 Miles Morales is having normal teenager problems when he’s bit by a spider and gains the power of Spider-Man. But there’s already a Spider-Man, so who does that make him? […]

Batman: Mask of the Phantasm

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{4.5/5} “That’s what I want to see, a nice big smile.” Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, released in 1993 The Phantasm is killing off bad guys and making it look like it was Batman. Some in the police force are ready to bring Batman down, but Jim Gordon knows it’s not him. Meanwhile, Bruce Wayne’s […]

Batman: Under the Red Hood

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{4.5/5} “I gotta say, I miss watching you work.” Batman: Under the Red Hood, released in 2010 Batman and Nightwing are concerned about a new masked man in town who goes by the name the Red Hood. He’s got all the drug lords working for him, but he has his own code of honour. But […]

Bad Times at the El Royale

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{4/5} “The Lord wants you to tell me where the film is.” Bad Times at the El Royale, released in 2018 A man hides something underneath the floorboards of a hotel room, and is then shot. Ten years later a vacuum salesman, a priest, a hooker, and a hippie arrive at the hotel. None of […]