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 to 1990s Directorial Features: Seizure (1974), The Hand (1981), Salvador (1986), Platoon (1986), Wall Street (1987), Talk Radio (1988), Born on the Fourth of July (1989), The Doors (1991), JFK (1991), Heaven & Earth (1993), Natural Born Killers (1994), Nixon (1995), U Turn (1997), Any Given Sunday (1999)
2000s & 2010s Directorial Features: Persona Non Grata (2003), Comandante (2003), Alexander (2004), Looking for Fidel (2004), World Trade Center (2006), W. (2008), South of the Border (2009), Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010), Savages (2012), Snowden (2016)
1980s & 1990s Directorial Features: This Is Spinal Tap (1984), The Sure Thing (1985), Stand By Me (1986), The Princess Bride (1987), When Harry Met Sally… (1989), Misery (1990), A Few Good Men (1992), North (1994), The American President (1995), Ghosts of Mississippi (1996), The Story of Us (1999)
2000s & 2010s Directorial Features: Alex & Emma (2003), Rumor Has It… (2005), The Bucket List (2007), Flipped (2010), The Magic of Belle Isle (2012), And So It Goes (2014), Being Charlie (2015), LBJ (2016), Shock and Awe (2017)
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.