Welcome to the quarterfinals of Face/Off: Battle Royale! For the next three weeks we will be pitting two directors who won their round three matches against each other and letting YOU, the commenters, decide on who reigns supreme!
You have to decide which director is better than the other? Various factors could play into your decision from who takes the biggest risks to who has the more distinctive style. Remember, it isn’t so much about which director has made the most money at the box office or won the most awards, but, in your mind, which director simply makes better films.
Let’s analyze the filmography of today’s challengers.
Who He Beat in Round Three: Darren Aronofsky (26-4)
1990s to 2010s Directorial Features: Alien 3 (1992), Se7en (1995), The Game (1997), Fight Club (1999), Panic Room (2002), Zodiac (2007), The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008), The Social Network (2010), The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011), Gone Girl (2014)
Who He Beat in Round Three: Ivan Reitman (12-12; won coin toss)
1990s to 2010s Directorial Features: Getting In (1994), Swingers (1996), Go (1999), The Bourne Identity (2002), Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005), Jumper (2008), Fair Game (2010), Edge of Tomorrow (2014), The Wall (2017), American Made (2017)
Only one can advance to the next stage of the Battle Royale. Let the Face/Off begin!
Discuss in the comments below your favorite films from each director and who should advance to the semifinals.