Who’s the Better Director? Ivan Reitman or Penelope Spheeris

Welcome to round two of Face/Off! For the next 12 weeks we will be pitting two directors who won their round one 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.

Ivan Reitman

Who He Beat in Round One: John Landis (10 to 8)

1970s & 1980s Directorial Features: Foxy Lady (1971), Cannibal Girls (1973), Meatballs (1979), Stripes (1981), Ghostbusters (1984), Legal Eagles (1986), Twins (1988), Ghostbusters II (1989)

1990s to 2010s Directorial Features: Kindergarten Cop (1990), Dave (1993), Junior (1994), Fathers’ Day (1997), Six Days, Seven Nights (1998), Evolution (2001), My Super Ex-Girlfriend (2006), No Strings Attached (2011), Draft Day (2014)

Penelope Spheeris

Who She Beat in Round One: Paul Greengrass (8 to 6)

1960s to 1980s Directorial Features: Uncle Tom’s Fairy Tales (1969), I Don’t know (1972), Suburbia (1983), The Boys Next Door (1985), Hollywood Vice Squad (1986), Dudes (1987)

1990s to 2010s Directorial Features: Thunder and Mud (1990), Wayne’s World (1992), The Beverly Hillbillies (1993), The Little Rascals (1994), Black Sheep (1996), Senseless (1998), The Kid & I (2005), Balls to the Wall (2011)

Only one can move on to the Battle Royale. Let the Face/Off begin!

Face/Off: Reitman vs. Spheeris

Who's the better director?

Discuss in the comments below your favorite films from each director and who should advance to the next round.

Author: Marmaduke Karlston

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