My Friend Ben Shapiro Unveils His Top 10 Filmmakers… And Confirms His Blindspot


Coincidentally my copy of this DVD collection of avant garde films arrived in the mail yesterday — I picked it up today. What an odd omen considering the message of this post.
Ben Shapiro and I had a fun little debate and exchanged some friendly emails last week about his controversial list of “most overrated” directors [...]

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Why Darren Aronofsky Makes My Top Ten Overrated List


Editor’s Note: Ben Shapiro gives away the ending of “Requiem for a Dream” in this post. He also explicitly summarizes the sequence which gave the film its NC-17 rating. Reader discretion is advised.
David Swindle was kind enough to email me about his post earlier today responding to my piece at Big Hollywood [...]

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When Ideology Destroys Cinema: Why Ben Shapiro Misses Out on My Favorite Film of the Decade


John Nolte has done it again. He’s gotten conservative film lovers abuzz over a new article at his indispensable Big Hollywood blog.
The commotion is about Ben Shapiro’s post today which claims to name the 10 most overrated Hollywood directors.
The article is a hyperbolic provocation, not to be taken seriously. Shapiro makes dumb statements like,
The auteur [...]

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