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Who Is Today’s Most Overrated Filmmaker?

Martin Scorsese? Steven Spielberg? David O. Russell? Quentin Tarantino? (No, not Darren Aronofsky!)

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PJ Lifestyle Pop Culture Debates!

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June 17, 2014 - 3:00 pm

In partnership with the new fiction publishing platform Liberty Island, PJ Lifestyle is going to begin promoting and co-hosting a series of debates and discussions about popular culture. The goal is to figure out what works and what doesn’t so that in the future we can promote and create better fiction and culture of our own. These are public brainstorming sessions for writers and culture advocates interested in developing a more vibrant popular culture. You’re invited to submit your answers to any of these questions — or a related one of your own! — that interests you:

A) in the comments

B) Via email to PJ Lifestyle editor Dave Swindle.

C) at your blog, then let us know in the comments or via email. 

The most interesting answers may be linked, cross-posted, or published at PJ Lifestyle. For this week’s debates we’re going to focus on individual filmmakers with inflated reputations. Monday’s question: What Is Oliver Stone’s Worst Movie?

Also check out the previous weeks’ writing prompts and email in your thoughts on any questions that strike your fancy: Geeks In Love: 8 Questions To Spark Passionate Debates About Video Games and Chick Flicks5 Questions To Figure Out What Makes Some Adaptations Succeed and Others Fail5 Questions So We Can Figure Out the Cream of the Crop In Popular Music Genres5 Geek Questions To Provoke Debates About the Future of Sci-Fi and Fantasy5 Controversial Questions To Inspire Spirited Debates About Music.

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PJ Lifestyle Pop Culture Debates Features a new prompt each weekday to weigh the good, the bad, the overrated, the unbelievable, and the amazing throughout the worlds of books, film, and TV. We can't figure out how to build a greater pop culture until we dissect the mess we already have. Want to contribute your perspective to the debate? Email PJ Lifestyle editor Dave Swindle with your take: DaveSwindlePJM [@] gmail.com Image via shutterstock/ DarkGeometryStudios

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Wes Anderson. The critics fawn over ever one of his quirky little films and the a-listers line up to work with him, but I don't enjoy his movies at all. Okay, Fantastic Mr. Fox I liked, but that's it.
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I agree with you about the Wachowskis Apostic. I'm amazed they are still working with big budget movies. Their latest one got pushed back from this summer to next spring? They had better hope it makes money.
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Ah, yes, that perennial debate about which person delivers sewage with the most artistry.

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Michael Moore.
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Ang Lee...it's hard to imagine winning an Oscar for the beautiful CGI Fest that was "Life of Pi" & thank EVERYONE EXCEPT Rhythm & Hues, (the Visual Effects Company) for the VFX that comprised around 90% of the movie...HOW could ANYONE be so low???? For the whole story google "Life After Pi".
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Sense and Sensibility, The Ice Storm, Ride With the Devil, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. In what world is Lee overrated?
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Lars Trier (his birth name; kindly spare us the "jumped-up "von" nonsense).
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Aronofsky.
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M. Night Shyamalan - pretentious, overrated, turgid.
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You know, I was really surprised by "After Earth." Was expecting it to be awful and it was actually a pleasant, fun action movie, not at all as terrible as it was blasted as.
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I agree. After Earth was a beautifully shot film, and the story was decent, and it was by no means one of the worst movies ever made.
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Overrated? 10 years ago, maybe. Nowadays, I think he's pretty accurately rated.
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Concur. And the Wachowskis aren't far behind.
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