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For Every Director in the Alien Series, Their Best Work Was Yet to Come

The Alien series should be revered as the proving ground for future greatness, not necessarily as perfection in and of itself. Continue reading

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Ron Howard: The Circle Is Now Complete

In honor of Ron Howard becoming the director of the upcoming Han Solo standalone film, I present my own take on this surprising turn of events. You see, Howard starred in the pre-Star Wars George Lucas film American Graffiti in 1973. Even back … Continue reading

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Movie Matchups: The Ninth Gate vs. In the Mouth of Madness

Someone named Daniel recently begged me to do an article on Roman Polanski’s 1999 film The Ninth Gate. I’m always happy to oblige my readers, so I promised him I would work it into my schedule. It just so happened … Continue reading

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James Bond’s Awkward Yet Awesome John Glen Years

John Glen introduced the Bond series to a darker sensibility, tried to get back to the basics, and oversaw the end of two Bond actors. And he directed more Bond films than anyone else. Continue reading

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Ivan Reitman vs. Barry Sonnenfeld

It’s not easy directing comedy films. You can be seemingly unstoppable one minute and then have everything change the next for a number of reasons. Moviegoers’ tastes may change and certain styles of comedy go in and out of favor. … Continue reading

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10 Amazing ’80s Directors Who Lost Their Mojo in the ’90s

It’s not always easy for directors to make the transition from one decade to the next. For every Steven Spielberg there are several Francis Ford Coppolas. Filmgoers’ expectations change, technology improves, and the industry moves in a new direction. If … Continue reading

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The Always Good (But Never Great) Writer/Director Gary Ross

Poor Gary Ross. As a writer and director, he’s never made a bad movie. But he’s also failed to make a big impression on movie audiences through his films. Filmmakers like Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, and James Cameron, for all … Continue reading

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