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.
Who He Beat in Round One: Tim Burton (11 to 10)
1990s to 2010s Directorial Features: Bottle Rocket (1996), Rushmore (1998), The Royal Tenenbaums (2001), The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004), The Darjeeling Limited (2007), Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009), Moonrise Kingdom (2012), The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014), Isle of Dogs (2018)
Who He Beat in Round One: J. J. Abrams (9 to 5)
1990s to 2010s Directorial Features: The Iron Giant (1999), The Incredibles (2004), Ratatouille (2007), Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011), Tomorrowland (2015), Incredibles 2 (2018)
Only one can move on to 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 next round.