My Favorite Directors Sucka!

1) Quentin Tarantino- Reservoir Dogs (1992), Pulp Fiction (1994), Jackie Brown (1997), Kill Bill Vol.1 (2003), Kill Bill Vol.2 (2004), and Death Proof (2007)

2) Steven Spielberg- Jaws (1975), Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), E.T. (1982), Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984), Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989), Hook (1991), Jurassic Park (1993), Schindler’s List (1993), Saving Private Ryan (1998)

3) Stanley Kubrick- 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), A Clockwork Orange (1971), The Shining (1980), Full Metal Jacket (1987)

4) David Lynch- Eraser (1977), Blue Velvet (1986)

5) Martin Scorsese- Taxi Driver (1976), The Last Waltz (1978), Raging Bull (1980), Goodfellas (1990), Casino (1995), Gangs of New York (2002), No Direction Home (2005)

6) Francis Ford Coppola- The Godfather (1972), The Godfather Part II (1974), Apocalypse Now (1979)

7) Richard Linklater- Slacker (1991), Dazed and Confused (1993), The School of Rock (2003),

8) Kevin Smith- Clerks (1994), Mallrats (1995), Chasing Amy (1997), Dogma (1999), Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001), Clerks II (2006), Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008)

9) Spike Lee- Do The Right Thing (1989), Malcolm X (1992)

10) David Fincher- Se7en (1995), Fight Club (1999)

11) Danny Boyle- Trainspotting (1996), 28 Days Later (2002), Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

12) Gus Van Sant- Good Will Hunting (1997), Elephant (2003), Milk (2008)

13) Christopher Nolan- Memento (2000), Batman Begins (2005), The Dark Knight (2008)

14) John Waters- Pink Flamingos (1972), Serial Mom (1995)

15) Cameron Crowe- Almost Famous (2000)

16) Frank Capra- It’s A Wonderful Life (1946)

17) Alfred Hitchcock- Psycho (1960)

18) Brian De Palma- Carrie (1976), Scarface (1983)

19) Oliver Stone- Platoon (1986), Born On the Fourth of July (1989), JFK (1991), The Doors (1991), Natural Born Killers (1994)

20) Paul Thomas Anderson- Boogie Nights (1997)

21) The Coen Brothers- Raising Arizona (1987), Miller’s Crossing (1990), Fargo (1996), The Big Lebowski (1998), O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)

22) Darren Aronofsky- Pi (1997), Requiem For A Dream (2000), The Wrestler (2008)

23) Jason Reitman- Thank You For Smoking (2005), Juno (2007)

24) Sam Raimi- Evil Dead (1981), Evil Dead II (1987), Army of Darkness (1993), Spiderman (2002, Spiderman 2 (2004), Spiderman 3 (2007)

25) Robert Zemeckis- Back To the Future (1985), Back to the Future Part II (1989), Back to the Future Part III (1990), Forrest Gump (1994), Cast Away (2000)

26) Mark Romanek- One Hour Photo (2002)

27) Rob Reiner- This Is Spinal Tap (1984), Stand By Me (1986), The Princess Bride (1987), Misery (1990)

28) Milos Forman- One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975), Amadeus (1984), The People vs, Larry Flynt (1996), Man On the Moon (1999)

29) John Hughes- Sixteen Candles (1984), The Breakfast Club (1985), Weird Science (1985) Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986), Planes, Trains, and Automobiles (1987), Uncle Buck (1989)

30) George Lucas- American Graffiti (1973), Star Wars (1977), Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (2005)

31) Sidney Lumet- 12 Angry Men (1957)

32) Mike Nichols- The Graduate (1967)

33) Sam Mendes- American Beauty (1999)

34) John Carpenter- Halloween (1978), The Thing (1982)

35) James Mangold- Girl, Interrupted (1999), Walk the Line (2005)

36) Steven Soderbergh- Erin Brockovich (2000), Ocean’s 11 (2001),

37) Bryan Singer- The Usual Suspects (1995), X-Men (2000), X2 (2003)

38) Judd Apatow- The 40 Year Old Virgin (2005), Knocked Up (2007), Funny People (2009)

39) Todd Phillips- Hated (1994), Road Trip (2000), Old School (2002)

40) Michael Moore- Roger and Me (1989), Bowling For Columbine (2002), Sicko (2007)

41) Michel Gondry- Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

42) Wes Anderson- The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)

43) James Cameron- Terminator (1984), Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

44) Tony Kaye- American History X (1998)

45) Zach Braff- Garden State (2004)

46) Robert Rodriguez- Desperado (1995), Sin City (2005), Planet Terror (2007)

47) Tim Burton- Pee Wee’s Big Adventure (1985), Beetle Juice (1989), Batman (1989), Edward Scissorhands (1990), Big Fish (2003)

48) Amy Heckerling- Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982)

49) Larry Clark- Kids (1995)

50) Mary Harron- American Psycho (1998)

51) Richard Kelly- Donnie Darko (2001)

52) M. Night Shamylan- The Sixth Sense (1999), Signs (2002)

53) Kevin Booth- American Drug War (2007)

Eh, probably others lol.

Chris

Film Review: Bruno!

It is clear that Bruno is queer and here- to stay. What is there to say? The word I hear the most that describes how audiences have reacted to the film is…. speechless.   When the film ended, it was quiet in the theater and there was this general feeling of WTF?! DANGER: If you are easily grossed out or offended then Sacha Baron Cohen’s new flick, Bruno, is not for you!!! I can’t stress that enough.  I will save you and your loved ones the time, money, and embarrassment if that happens to be the case. Especially DO NOT see the film with your parents, unless they are really hip, open minded, and not easily shocked or offended.  And even if said possible viewers (such as Borat fans; the film makes Borat look like Disney On Ice) meet all those requirements, chances are they will not enjoy the film since everyone I know that has seen it, either disdains it or thought it was “just ok, but I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone, unless they like sick movies,” except for me.  Here’s why…

Well, firstly I love over-the-top-, shocking, satirical mockumentaries. I love over-the-top-/absurd humor period.  Being a massive fan of classic exercises in bad taste such as Pink Flamingos and Hated, I found the film quite amusing and even for me a little shocking (but not offensive).  Whether it was trying to seduce Ron Paul into a Sex video, trading an African, excuse me African American (you’ll have to see the film to get that!) baby for a fancy, U2 Product Red ipod, engaging in various, highly sadomasochistic bondage with significant others, or learning how to defend one’s self from an oncoming homosexual racing at you with two dildos,  Bruno had me cracking up or trying to look away from start to finish- nearly.

  Grade: B

Chris DeCarlo