Welcome to the inaugural season of Face/Off! This season, we’re pitting two directors with similar backgrounds against one another 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.
1970s & 1980s Directorial Features: Mad Max (1979), Mad Max 2 (1981), Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome (1985), The Witches of Eastwick (1987)
1990s, 2000s & 2010s Directorial Features: Lorenzo’s Oil (1992), 40,000 Years of Dreaming (1997), Babe: Pig in the City (1998), Happy Feet (2006), Happy Feet Two (2011), Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
1980s & 1990s Directorial Features: Bad Taste (1987), Meet the Feebles (1989), Braindead (1992), Heavenly Creatures (1994), Forgotten Silver (1995), The Frighteners (1996)
2000s & 2010s Directorial Features: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002), The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003), King Kong (2005), The Lovely Bones (2009), The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012), The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013), The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)
Only one can move on. Let the Face/Off begin!
Discuss in the comments below your favorite films from each director and who should advance to the next round.