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3. Martin Scorsese

MARTIN SCORSESE GOODFELLAS, RAGING BULL, TAXI DRIVER, THE DEPARTED In 1973, Martin Scorsese accidentally redefined the gangster genre with his third feature, Mean Streets. While it was that film that put his name on the map, it is the countless...

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21. Ridley Scott

RIDLEY SCOTT ALIEN, BLADE RUNNER, GLADIATOR, BLACK HAWK DOWN Ridley Scott’s career as a journeyman means that his filmography suffers from highs and lows. However, Scott’s place as one of the best filmmakers of all time is firmly cemented due...

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25. Hayao Miyazaki

HAYAO MIYAZAKI SPIRITED AWAY, PONYO, MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO, PORCO ROSSO Hayao Miyazaki is one of the few filmmakers who makes anime universal. It is hard not to get hyperbolic when discussing a filmmaker who is able to capture magic on...

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32. Danny Boyle

DANNY BOYLE SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE, TRAINSPOTTING, A LIFE LESS ORDINARY, 127 HOURS Exploring just about every cinematic genre known to man, Danny Boyle is one of the few filmmakers who effectively blurs the line between journeyman and auteur. While his style...

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48. Steven Soderbergh

STEVEN SODERBERGH TRAFFIC, SEX, LIES, AND VIDEOTAPE, OCEAN’S ELEVEN, OUT OF SIGHT, THE LIMEY It is difficult describing a Soderbergh film, even though his films are immediately recognizable. He moves from genre to genre seamlessly, never repeating himself. While he...

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56. Michel Gondry

MICHEL GONDRY ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND, THE SCIENCE OF SLEEP, BE KIND REWIND From utter brilliance with Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind to his subpar director-for-hire work in The Green Hornet, Michel Gondry’s filmography is uneven. And...

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73. Alfonso Cuaron

ALFONSO CUARON Y TU MAMA TAMBIEN, CHILDREN OF MEN, HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN At an early age, it was Alfonso Cuaron’s unique way of story telling that helped push my love for film into an obsession. His...

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95. Brad Bird

BRAD BIRD THE INCREDIBLES, THE IRON GIANT, RATATOUILLE With only three feature films currently released, Brad Bird has become one of the most respected directors working today. His earliest work as a director was in the golden-age of “The Simpsons,”...

An Open Letter to Theatre Owners, by Daniel Bergamini 1

An Open Letter to Theatre Owners, by Daniel Bergamini

This is an open letter to movie theatre owners across North America. My main target is chains, and I am leaving the small scale art-house theatres out of it. Not because they do not have problems, but rather because, for...