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Christopher Nolan
Best known for his cerebral, often nonlinear story-telling, acclaimed writer-director Christopher Nolan was born on July 30, 1970 in London, England. Over the course of 15 years of film-making, Nolan has gone from low-budget independent films to working on some of the biggest blockbusters ever made. At 7 years old...
“ Favourite films: Memento (10), Inception (10), Dark Knight (9,8), The Prestige (9,5), Interstellar (9,4) Dark Knight Rises (9), Batman Begins (8,2), Insomnia (7,8), Following (7,3)

Films I Didn't Like: -


Must See:- ” - Theopan9
Martin Scorsese
Martin Charles Scorsese was born on November 17, 1942 in Queens, New York City, to Catherine Scorsese (née Cappa) and Charles Scorsese, who both worked in Manhattan's garment district, and whose families both came from Palermo, Sicily. He was raised in the neighborhood of Little Italy, which later provided the inspiration for several of his films...
“ Favourite films: The Wolf of Wall Street (9,4), The Departed (9,1), Shutter Island (8,5), Goodfellas (8,1) The Last Temptation of Christ (7,9) Gangs of New York (7,5), After Hours (7,3), The Aviator (7,2), Casino (7,2), Raging Bull (7,2), Taxi Driver (7,1), Cape Fear (7,1), The Color of Money (7), New York New York (7)

Films I Didn't Like: The King of Comedy (5,8), Bringing Out the Dead (5,9), Mean Streets (6,7), Hugo (6,9)


Must See:The Age of Innocence, Kundun ” - Theopan9
Stanley Kubrick
Director, The Shining
Stanley Kubrick was born in Manhattan, New York City, to Sadie Gertrude (Perveler) and Jacob Leonard Kubrick, a physician. His family were Jewish immigrants (from Austria, Romania, and Russia). Stanley was considered intelligent, despite poor grades at school. Hoping that a change of scenery would produce better academic performance...
“ My Favourite Films: 2001: A Space Odyssey (8,2), Paths of Glory (8), Barry Lyndon (8), Clockwork Orange (7,4), Full Metal Jacket (7,3), Eyes Wide Shut (7,2), The Killing (7,2), Dr. Strangelove (7,2), The Shining (7,2)

Films I Didn't Like: Spartacus (6,8)

Score: 7,5

Must See: Lolita ” - Theopan9
Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola was born in 1939 in Detroit, Michigan, but grew up in a New York suburb in a creative, supportive Italian-American family. His father, Carmine Coppola, was a composer and musician. His mother, Italia Coppola (née Pennino), had been an actress. Francis Ford Coppola graduated with a degree in drama from Hofstra University...
“ Favourite films: The Godfather (10), The Godfather Part II (9,6), The Godfather Part III (9,5), Apocalypse Now (7,3), Dracula (7,1)

Films I Didn't Like: The Conversation (6,5)


Must See: The Outsiders ” - Theopan9
David Fincher
Director, Fight Club
David Fincher was born in 1962 in Denver, Colorado, and was raised in Marin County, California. When he was 18 years old he went to work for John Korty at Korty Films in Mill Valley. He subsequently worked at ILM (Industrial Light and Magic) from 1981-1983. Fincher left ILM to direct TV commercials and music videos after signing with N...
“ My Favourite Films: Se7en (9,7), Fight Club (8,7), Gone Girl (8), The Game (8), The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (7,6), The Social Network (7,3), Zodiac (7)

Films I Didn't Like: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (6,6), Panic Room (6,8)

Score: 7,7

Must See: - ” - Theopan9
Billy Wilder
Originally planning to become a lawyer, Billy Wilder abandoned that career in favor of working as a reporter for a Viennese newspaper, using this experience to move to Berlin, where he worked for the city's largest tabloid. He broke into films as a screenwriter in 1929, and wrote scripts for many German films until Adolf Hitler came to power in 1933...
“ My Favourite Films: The Lost Weekend (8,3), Sunset Blvd (8), Double Indemnity (8), Ace in the Hole (7,9) The Apartment (7), Some Like It Hot (7)

Films I Didn't Like: -

Must See: Witness for the Prosecution, Stalag 17 ” - Theopan9
Alfred Hitchcock
Director, Psycho
Alfred Joseph Hitchcock was born in Leytonstone, Essex, England. He was the son of Emma Jane (Whelan; 1863 - 1942) and East End greengrocer William Hitchcock (1862 - 1914). His parents were both of half English and half Irish ancestry. He had two older siblings, William Hitchcock (born 1890) and Eileen Hitchcock (born 1892)...
“ My Favourite films: Notorious (7,8), Dial M for Murder (7,8), Psycho (7,7), Rope (7,7), North By Northwest (7,1), Rear Window (7), Strangers on a Train (7)

Films I Didn't Like: The Birds (5,9), Lifeboat (6,8) Vertigo (6,9)


Must See: Rebecca, Spellbound, The 39 Steps, The Man Who Knew Too Much, To Catch a Thief ” - Theopan9
Clint Eastwood
Perhaps the icon of macho movie stars, and a living legend, Clint Eastwood has become a standard in international cinema. Born May 31, 1930 in San Francisco, the elder of two children in a middle-class family, Eastwood stayed in high school until the comparatively late age of nineteen and worked menial jobs over a period of several years before enrolling at Los Angeles City College...
“ My Favourite Films:Letters from Iwo Jima (9,2), Gran Torino (8,6) Mystic River (8,1), Million Dollar Baby (7,8), Hereafter (7,5), Changeling (7,3), J. Edgar (7,2), Flag of Our Fathers (7)

Films I Didn't Like: Invictus (6,9)

Score: 7,7

Must See: Unforgiven ” - Theopan9
Steven Spielberg
Undoubtedly one of the most influential film personalities in the history of film, Steven Spielberg is perhaps Hollywood's best known director and one of the wealthiest filmmakers in the world. Spielberg has countless big-grossing, critically acclaimed credits to his name, as producer, director and writer...
“ My Favourite Films: Schindler's List (9,1), Saving Private Ryan (8,1), Close Encounters of the Third Kind (8), Lincoln (7,9), Jaws (7,8), Jurassic Park (7,7), Empire of the Sun (7,5), Amistad (7,3), Catch Me If You Can (7,3), The Terminal (7,3), Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (7,2), Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (7,2), Raiders of the Lost Ark (7,2), Hook (7)

Films I Didn't Like: The Color Purple (5,4), The Adventures of Tintin (6,7), E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (6,8), Minority Report (6,9)

Score: 7,4

Must See: War Horse, Munich ” - Theopan9
Sam Mendes
Samuel Alexander Mendes was born on August 1, 1965 in Reading, England, UK to parents James Peter Mendes, a retired university lecturer, and Valerie Helene Mendes, an author who writes children's books. Their marriage didn't last long, James divorced Sam's mother in 1970 when Sam was just 5-years-old...
“ My Favourite Films: American Beauty (8,1), Skyfall (8), Road to Perdition (7,3), Revolutionary Road (7,3)

Films I Didn't Like: Jarhead (6,8)


Must See: - ” - Theopan9
Quentin Tarantino
Writer, Pulp Fiction
Quentin Jerome Tarantino was born in Knoxville, Tennessee. His father, Tony Tarantino, is an Italian-American actor and musician from New York, and his mother, Connie (McHugh), is a nurse from Tennessee. Quentin moved with his mother to Torrance, California, when he was four years old. In January of 1992...
“ My Favourite Films: The Hateful Eight (8,1), Pulp Fiction (8), Django Unchained (7,2), Jackie Brown (7,1), Reservoir Dogs (7)

Films I Didn't Like: Kill Bill (5,6), Kill Bill (6,1), Inglourious Basterds (6,9)


Must See: - ” - Theopan9
Sidney Lumet
Director, 12 Angry Men
Sidney Lumet was a master of cinema, best known for his technical knowledge and his skill at getting first-rate performances from his actors -- and for shooting most of his films in his beloved New York. He made over 40 movies, often complex and emotional, but seldom overly sentimental. Although his politics were somewhat left-leaning and he often treated socially relevant themes in his films...
“ My Favourite Films: Network, 12 Angry Men, Before the Devil Knows You're Dead, The Verdict, Serpico, Dog Day Afternoon

Must See:Murder on the Orient Express ” - Theopan9
Director, Missing
“ My Favourite Films: Z (8,6), Missing (7,7), Music Box (7,3)

Films I Didn't Like: The Capital (6,8), Amen (6,8)

Must See: The Ax, The Confession ” - Theopan9
Darren Aronofsky
Darren Aronofsky was born February 12, 1969, in Brooklyn, New York. Growing up, Darren was always artistic: he loved classic movies and, as a teenager, he even spent time doing graffiti art. After high school, Darren went to Harvard University to study film (both live-action and animation). He won several film awards after completing his senior thesis film...
“ My Favourite Films: Black Swan, Requiem for a Dream, Noah

Films I Didn't Like: The Wrestler

Must See: Pi, The Fountain ” - Theopan9
Peter Jackson
Peter Jackson was born as an only child in a small coast-side town in New Zealand in 1961. When a friend of his parents bought him a super 8 movie camera (because she saw how much he enjoyed taking photos), the then eight-year-old Peter instantly grabbed the thing to start recording his own movies, which he made with his friends...
“ My Favourite Films: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (8,8), The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (8,4), The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (7,7), The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (7,3), The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (7,2)

Films I Didn't Like: Lovely Bones (5,5), The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (5,9), King Kong (6,7), Heavenly Creatures (6,8)


Must See:- ” - Theopan9
Guy Ritchie
Director, Snatch
Guy Ritchie was born in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, UK on September 10, 1968. After watching Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid as a child, Guy realized that what he wanted to do was make films. He never attended film school, saying that the work of film school graduates was boring and unwatchable. At 15 years old, he dropped out of school and in 1995...
“ My Favourite Films: Snatch (8,3), Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (8), RocknRolla (7,2), Sherlock Holmes (7,2)

Films I Didn't Like: Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (6,5)


Must See: - ” - Theopan9
Pedro Almodóvar
The most internationally acclaimed Spanish filmmaker since Luis Buñuel was born in a small town (Calzada de Calatrava) in the impoverished Spanish region of La Mancha. He arrived in Madrid in 1968, and survived by selling used items in the flea-market called El Rastro. Almodóvar couldn't study filmmaking because he didn't have the money to afford it...
“ My Favourite Films: The Skin I Live In, Broken Embraces, Bad Education

Films I Didn't Like: I'm So Excited!

Must See: Talk to Her, Volver, All About my Mother ” - Theopan9
Paul Thomas Anderson
Anderson was born in 1970. He was one of the first of the "video store" generation of film-makers. His father was the first man on his block to own a V.C.R., and from a very early age Anderson had an infinite number of titles available to him. While film-makers like Spielberg cut their teeth making 8 mm films, Anderson cut his teeth shooting films on video and editing them from V.C.R. to V.C.R...
“ My Favourite Films: There Will Be Blood, Boogie Nights, The Master, Magnolia

Films I Didn't Like: -

Must See: Punch Drunk Love, Inherent Vice ” - Theopan9
Ridley Scott
Producer, Blade Runner
Ridley Scott was born in South Shields, Tyne and Wear (then County Durham) on 30 November 1937. His father was an officer in the Royal Engineers and the family followed him as his career posted him throughout the UK and Europe before they eventually returned to Teesside. Scott wanted to join Army (his...
“ My Favourite Films: Gladiator (8), Alien (8) Body of Lies (8), American Gangster (8), Blade Runner (7,4), Prometheus (7,3), Black Hawk Down (7)

Films I Didn't Like: 1492:Conquest of Paradise

Must See: Exodus, Kingdom of Heaven, Thelma and Louise ” - Theopan9
Michael Mann
Producer, Heat
A student of London's International Film School, Michael Mann began his career in the late 70s, writing for TV shows like Starsky and Hutch. He directed his first film, the award-winning prison drama The Jericho Mile, in 1979. He followed that in 1981 with his first theatrical release, Thief starring James Caan as a safe-cracker who falls under the spell of the mob...
“ My Favourite Films: Heat, The Insider, Public Enemies, Collateral

Films I Didn't Like: The Last of the Mohicans

Must See: - ” - Theopan9
James Cameron
Writer, Aliens
James Francis Cameron was born on August 16, 1954 in Kapuskasing, Ontario, Canada. He moved to the United States in 1971. The son of an engineer, he majored in physics at California State University before switching to English, and eventually dropping out. He then drove a truck to support his screenwriting ambition...
“ My Favourite Films: Avatar (9,3), Titanic (7,7), The Terminator (7,6), Terminator 2: Judgement Day (7,5)

Films I Didn't Like: Aliens

Must See: ” - Theopan9
Andrew Niccol
New Zealand-born screenwriter-director Andrew Niccol began his career in London, successfully directing TV commercials before moving to Los Angeles in order to make films "longer than 60 seconds." He interested high-powered producer Scott Rudin in his The Truman Show script, but Rudin was not willing to gamble on a rookie director...
“ My Favourite Films: Gattaca (7,9), Lord of War (7,1)

Films I Didn't Like: In Time (6), S1m0ne (6,1)

Score: 6,8 ” - Theopan9
Ron Howard
Academy Award-winning filmmaker Ron Howard is one of this generation's most popular directors. From the critically acclaimed dramas A Beautiful Mind and Apollo 13 to the hit comedies Parenthood and Splash, he has created some of Hollywood's most memorable films. Howard directed and produced "Cinderella Man" starring Oscar winner Russell Crowe...
“ My Favourite Films: A Beautiful Mind (9,3), Rush (7,9), Frost/Nixon (7,9), Apollo 13 (7,6), Angels & Demons (7,3), The Da Vinci Code (7,3)

Films I Didn't Like: Edtv (5,2), The Dillema (5,4), How The Grinch Stole Christmas (5,7)

Must See: Cinderella Man, Ransom ” - Theopan9
Tom Hooper
Tom Hooper was educated at one of England's most prestigious schools, Westminster. His first film, Runaway Dog, was made when he was 13 years old and shot on a Clockwork 16mm Bolex camera, using 100 feet of film. At age 18, he wrote, directed and produced the short film Painted Faces, which premiered at the London Film Festival; it was released theatrically and later shown on Channel 4...
“ My Favourite Films: Les Misérables (8,4), The Damned United (7,4), King's Speech (7,3)

Films I Didn't Like: -

Score: 7,7 ” - Theopan9
Alfonso Cuarón
Writer, Gravity
Alfonso Cuarón Orozco was born on November 28th in Mexico City, Mexico. From an early age, he yearned to be either a film director or an astronaut. However, he did not want to enter the army, so he settled for directing. He didn't receive his first camera until his twelfth birthday, and then immediately started to film everything he saw...
“ My Favourite Films: Children of Men (8,4), Gravity (8,3), Y Tu Mamá También (7,9)

Films I Didn't Like: -

Must See: A Little Princess ” - Theopan9
Milos Forman
Milos Forman was born Jan Tomas Forman in Caslav, Czechoslovakia, to Anna (Svabova), who ran a summer hotel, and Rudolf Forman, a professor. During World War II, his parents were taken away by the Nazis, after being accused of participating in the underground resistance. His father died in Buchenwald and his mother died in Auschwitz...
“ My Favourite Films: Amadeus, Man on Moon

Films I Didn't Like: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Must See: The People vs Larry Flynt, Goya's Ghost ” - Theopan9
Robert Zemeckis
A whiz-kid with special effects, Robert is from the Spielberg camp of film-making (Steven Spielberg produced many of his films). Usually working with writing partner Bob Gale, Robert's earlier films show he has a talent for zany comedy (Romancing the Stone, 1941) and special effect vehicles (Who Framed Roger Rabbit and Back to the Future)...
“ My Favourite Films: Forrest Gump, Cast Away, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Flight

Films I Didn't Like: The Polar Express

Must See: Back to the Future (1,2,3), ” - Theopan9
Brian De Palma
Director, Scarface
Brian De Palma is one of the well-known directors who spear-headed the new movement in Hollywood during the 1970s. He is known for his many films that go from violent pictures, to Hitchcock-like thrillers. Born on the 11th of September in 1940, De Palma was born in New Jersey in an American-Italian family...
“ My Favourite Films:The Untouchables, Scarface, Carlito's Way

Films I Didn't Like: -

Must See:- ” - Theopan9
Richard Linklater
Director, Before Sunset
Self-taught writer-director Richard Stuart Linklater was born in Houston, Texas, to Diane Margaret (Krieger), who taught at a university, and Charles W. Linklater III. Richard was among the first and most successful talents to emerge during the American independent film renaissance of the 1990s. Typically setting each of his movies during one 24-hour period...
“ My Favourite Films: Boyhood (8,1), Before Sunset (7,4) School of Rock (7,4), Before Midnight (7,3), Before Sunrise (7,2)

Films I Didn't Like: -

Must See: Dazed and Confuzed, Waking Life, Me and Orson Wells, Bernie, Tape ” - Theopan9
Alejandro G. Iñárritu
Producer, The Revenant
His six feature films - Amores Perros, 21 Grams, Babel (comprising the "Death Trilogy"), Biutiful, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), and The Revenant - have garnered critical acclaim and numerous accolades, including Academy Award nominations and wins. In 2015, Iñárritu won the Academy Award for Best Director...
“ My Favourite Films: 21 Grams, Birdman (7,3)

Films I Didn't Like: Amores Perros, Babel (6,9)

Must See: Biutiful ” - Theopan9
Bernardo Bertolucci
Bernardo Bertolucci, the Italian director whose films are known for their colorful visual style, was born in Parma, Italy, in 1940. He attended Rome University and became famous as a poet. He served as assistant director for Pier Paolo Pasolini in the film Accattone and directed The Grim Reaper. His second film...
“ My Favourite Films: The Last Emperor (9), The Conformist (7,1)

Films I Didn't Like: The Dreamers (6,5)

Must See: Last Tango in Paris, 1900 ” - Theopan9
Barry Levinson
Producer, Sleepers
Barry Levinson was born in Baltimore, Maryland, to Violet (Krichinsky) and Irvin Levinson, who worked in furniture and appliance. He is of Russian Jewish descent. Levinson graduated from high school in 1960, attended college at American University in Washington, DC. He did well, but decided he wanted to go to Los Angeles...
“ My Favourite Films: Rain Man, Good Morning Vietnam, You Don't Know Jack, Wag the Dog, Man of the Year

Films I Didn't Like: -

Must See:- ” - Theopan9
Edward Zwick
Edward Zwick is well-known for his heroic movies that include Glory, and the breathtaking works of art that include Legends of the Fall. Zwick has also been known for his thoughtfulness as a director, and for his record of working with television series and other films as a producer. Born in 1952...
“ My Favourite Films: Blood Diamond (9,5), The Last Samurai (8,1), Glory (7,3)

Films I Didn't Like: -

Must See: Pawn Sacrifice, Love & Other Drugs, Defiance ” - Theopan9
Alejandro Amenábar
Writer, The Others
Amenábar was born in Santiago Chile, on the eve of Pinochet's 1973 coup-de-état, such that his mother, who had already gone through the Spanish Civil War, uprooted the whole family and fled back to Spain. He grew up in Madrid and entered the Sciences Information Faculty at Madrid's Complutense University...
“ My Favourite Films: The Others (7,7), Mar adentro (7,6), Agora (7,6), Abre los ojos (7)

Films I Didn't Like: -

Must See: Tesis, Regression ” - Theopan9
José Padilha
He is best known for directing the Brazilian critical and financial successes Elite Squad and Elite Squad: The Enemy Within and the 2014 remake of RoboCop. He has won the Golden Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival for Elite Squad in 2008. He is also the producer and director of the Netflix original series Narcos, starring frequent collaborator Wagner Moura.
“ My Favourite Films: Elite Squad (8,6), Elite Squad 2 (8,5), Robocop (7)

Films I Didn't Like: -


Must See:- ” - Theopan9
“ My Favourite Films: Incendies (8,5), Sicario (8), Prisoners (7,3)

Films I Didn't Like: -

Must See: Enemy ” - Theopan9
Steven Soderbergh
Director, Ocean's Eleven
Steven Andrew Soderbergh was born on January 14, 1963 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, the second of six children of Mary Ann (Bernard) and Peter Soderbergh. His father was of Swedish and Irish descent, and his mother was of Italian ancestry. While he was still at a very young age, his family moved to Baton Rouge...
“ My Favourite Films: Traffic, Erin Brockovich, Side Effects

Films I Didn't Like: Che:Part Two, Ocean's Thirteen, Che:Part One, Ocean's Twelve, Ocean's Eleven

Must See:- ” - Theopan9
Pantelis Voulgaris
Director, Petrina hronia
He studied film direction in Greece and worked in more than 40 films as an assistant director. In 1965 he made his first short film The Thief and in 1967 his second short film, Jimmy the Tiger won many awards in several festivals. In 1972 he made his feature film debut, To proxenio tis Annas (Anna's Engagement)...
“ My Favourite Films: Brides (7,9), Little England (7,2), A Soul So Deep (7)

Films I Didn't Like: Eleftherios Venizelos (6,3)

Must See:- ” - Theopan9
Woody Allen
Writer, Annie Hall
Woody Allen was born Allan Stewart Konigsberg on December 1, 1935 in Brooklyn, New York, to Nettie (Cherrie), a bookkeeper, and Martin Konigsberg, a waiter and jewellery engraver. His father was of Russian Jewish descent, and his maternal grandparents were Austrian Jewish immigrants. As a young boy...
“ My Favourite Films: Match Point (8,1), Bullets over Broadway (7,3), The Purple Rose of Cairo (7,3), Vicky Cristina Barcelona (7,2) Sweet and Lowdown (7), Blue Jasmine (7), Manhattan (7), Annie Hall (7)

Films I Didn't Like: To Rome With Love (5,8), You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (6), Crimes and Misdeameanors (6,2), Radio Days (6,4), Midnight in Paris (6,5), Hannah and her Sisters (6,5)


Must See: Deconstructing Harry, Cafe Society, Irrational Man ” - Theopan9
“ My Favourite Films: The Truman Show, The Way Back, Dead Poets Society, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

Films I Didn't Like: Witness (6,6)

Must See:- ” - Theopan9
Jim Sheridan
Jim Sheridan is a master story-teller, and an acclaimed film director of few films, but good films nevertheless. Born in Dublin, Ireland, in 1949, Sheridan moved to America in 1982, meeting a man who invited him to run the Irish Arts Center. He found a place to live in Hell's Kitchen, New York City...
“ My Favourite Films: In the Name of the Father, My Left Foot

Films I Didn't Like: -

Must See: In America, The Boxer ” - Theopan9
“ My Favourite Films: Good Will Hunting (8,5), Milk (8,2)

Films I Didn't Like: Finding Forrester (6,9)

Must See: Promised Land, My Own Private Idaho ” - Theopan9
“ My Favourite Films: The Usual Suspects (9,7), X-Men Days of Future Past (8), X2 (7,3), X-Men (7,3)

Films I Didn't Like: -

Must See: X-Men: Apocalypse, Valkyrie, Apt Pupil, Superman Returns ” - Theopan9
Matthew Vaughn
Producer, Kick-Ass
Matthew Vaughn is an English film producer and director. He is known for producing such films as Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch and for directing the crime thriller, Layer Cake, the fantasy epic, Stardust, the superhero comedy, Kick-Ass, and the superhero film, X-Men: First Class...
“ My Favourite Films: Layer Cake (7,8), X-Men: First Class (7,7), Kingsman (7,4), Kick-Ass (7)

Must See: Stardust ” - Theopan9
“ My Favourite Films: Slumdog Millionaire (9,2), Trainspotting (8,1)

Films I Didn't Like: Sunshine (6,9), 127 Hours (6,9)

Must See: 28 Days Later..., Beach ” - Theopan9
David Lean
David Lean was an English film director, producer, screenwriter and editor, best remembered for big-screen epics such as The Bridge on the River Kwai, Lawrence of Arabia and Doctor Zhivago. He is also known for the Dickens adaptations of Great Expectations and Oliver Twist, as well as the romantic drama Brief Encounter...
“ My Favourite Films: Lawrence of Arabia, The Bridge of the River Kwai

Films I Didn't Like: -


Must See: ” - Theopan9
“ My Favourite Films: The Impossible (7,8), The Orphanage (7,7)

Films I Didn't Like: -

Score: 7,8

Must See: - ” - Theopan9
Spike Jonze
Producer, Her
Spike Jonze made up one-third (along with Andy Jenkins and Mark Lewman) of the triumvirate of genius minds behind Dirt Magazine, the brother publication of the much lamented ground-breaking Sassy Magazine. These three uncommon characters were all editors for Grand Royal Magazine as well, under...
“ My Favourite Films:Her (7,8), Adaptation (7,6)

Films I Didn't Like: Being John Malkovich (6,8)

Must See:Where the Wild Things Are ” - Theopan9
Jacques Audiard
Writer, A Prophet
Born in Paris, France, in 1952. Jacques Audiard's family has always been involved in movie business. His father, Michel, was a popular screenwriter and director and his uncle a producer. But in his teens he refused that world and wanted to be a teacher. He studied literature and philosophy at the Sorbonne but didn't finish his degree...
“ My Favourite Films: A Prophet (7,9), Rust and Bone (7,7)

Films I Didn't Like: -

Must See: The Beat that My Heart Skipped, Read My Lips, A Self Made Hero ” - Theopan9
Rob Reiner
Robert Reiner was born in New York City, to Estelle Reiner (née Lebost) and Emmy-Winning actor, comedian, writer, and producer Carl Reiner. Robert as a child often looked up to his father as his inspiration and role-model. Carl Reiner was on The Dick Van Dyke Show which Carl Reiner created and also starred in...
“ My Favourite Films: Stand By Me (7,8), Misery (7,7), When Harry Met Sally (7,4), This is Spinal Tap (7,4), The Bucket List (7)

Films I Didn't Like: -

Must See:The Princess Bride, A Few Good Men ” - Theopan9
“ My Favourite Films: Cinema Paradiso, My Best Offer

Must See: The Legend of 1900, Everybody's Fine, A Pure Formality, A Star Maker, Malena, The Unknown Woman, Baaria ” - Theopan9
Terry Gilliam
Terry Gilliam was born in Minnesota near Medicine Lake. When he was 12 his family moved to Los Angeles where he became a fan of Mad magazine. In his early 20's he was often stopped by the police who often suspected him of being a drug addict and Gilliam had to explain that he worked in advertising....
“ My Favourite Films: Twelve Monkeys (7,8), Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (7,3), Monty Python and the Holy Grail (7,2), The Fisher King (7,2), Brazil (7,2), The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (7,1)

Films I Didn't Like: -

Must See: ” - Theopan9
“ My Favourite Films: Shame (7,9), 12 Years a Slave (7,5)

Films I Didn't Like: -


Must See:Hunger ” - Theopan9
“ My Favourite Films: Paradise Now (8,2), Omar (7,6)

Films I Didn't Like: -


Must See: Ya Tayr El Tayer ” - Theopan9
Oliver Stone
Director, Platoon
Oliver Stone has become known as a master of controversial subjects and a legendary film maker. His films are filled with a variety of film angles and styles, he pushes his actors to give Oscar-worthy performances, and despite his failures, has always returned to success. William Oliver Stone was born in New York City...
“ My Favourite Films: Born on the Forth of July (8), Platoon (7,6)

Films I Didn't Like: JFK (6,9)


Must See:Savador, Talk Radio, Wall Street, The Doors, Natural Born Killers, Nixon, Snowden ” - Theopan9
Roman Polanski
Director, The Pianist
Roman Polanski is a Polish film director, producer, writer and actor. Having made films in Poland, Britain, France and the USA, he is considered one of the few truly international filmmakers. Roman Polanski was born in Paris in 1933. His parents returned to Poland from France in 1936, three years before World War II began...
“ My Favourite Films: The Ghost Writer (7,9), Chinatown (7,6)

Films I Didn't Like: The Pianist (5,9), Oliver Twist (6,7),Rosemary's Baby (6,8)


Must See:Carnage, Venus on Fur ” - Theopan9
Tim Burton
Timothy Walter Burton was born in Burbank, California, to Jean Rae (Erickson), who owned a cat-themed gift shop, and William Reed Burton, who worked for the Burbank Park and Recreation Department. He spent most of his childhood as a recluse, drawing cartoons, and watching old movies (he was especially fond of films with Vincent Price)...
“ My Favourite Films: Edward Scissorhands (8), Beetlejuice (7,3), Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (7,2), Ed Wood (7,2)

Films I Didn't Like: Dark Shadows (5,6), Batman Returns (6,5), Big Eyes (6,6), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (6,7), Batman (6,7), Big Fish (6,8)


Must See:Sleepy Hollow, Alice in Wonderland, Frankenweenie, Corpse Bride, Miss Pelegrine Home for Peculiar Children ” - Theopan9
Zack Snyder
Director, 300
Zachary Edward "Zack" Snyder (born March 1, 1966) is an American film director, film producer, and screenwriter, best known for action and science fiction films. Snyder made his feature film debut with the 2004 remake Dawn of the Dead and has gone on to be known for his comic book movies and superhero films...
“ My Favourite Films: Watchmen (7,7), 300 (7,3), Batman v Superman:Dawn of Justice (7)

Films I Didn't Like: Man of Steel (6,7)


Must See:Justice League Part 1, Justice League Part 2 ” - Theopan9
Ben Affleck
Producer, Argo
American actor and filmmaker Benjamin Géza Affleck-Boldt was born on August 15, 1972 in Berkeley, California, and was raised in Cambridge, Massachusetts. His mother, Chris Anne (née Boldt), is a school teacher, and his father, Timothy Byers Affleck, is a social worker; the two are divorced. Ben has a younger brother...
“ My Favourite Films: Gone Baby Gone (7,7), The Town (7,4)

Films I Didn't Like: Argo (6,8)


Must See:Live By Night, The Batman ” - Theopan9
James Mangold
Director, Walk the Line
James Mangold is an American film and television director, screenwriter and producer. Films he has directed include Girl, Interrupted, Walk the Line, which he also co-wrote, the 2007 remake 3:10 to Yuma, The Wolverine, and Logan. Mangold also wrote and directed Cop Land, starring Sylvester Stallone, Robert De Niro, Harvey Keitel, and Ray Liotta.
“ My Favourite Films: Girl Interrupted (8,1)

Films I Didn't Like: The Wolverine (6,7), Walk the Line (6,9)


Must See:The Wolverine 2 ” - Theopan9
“ My Favourite Films: The Exorcism of Emily Rose (7), Sinister (7)

Films I Didn't Like: Deliver Us from Evil (6,5)


Must See:Doctor Strange ” - Theopan9
John Carney
Director, Once
Shane Black
Considered one of the pioneer screenwriters of the action genre, Black made his mark with his Lethal Weapon screenplay. He also collaborated on the story of the sequel, Lethal Weapon 2. Each successive script he turned in had a higher price attached it, from The Last Boy Scout to The Long Kiss Goodnight, and in between a re-write on the McTiernan/Schwarzenegger Last Action Hero script.