Top Five Movies episode 099 – Directorial Debuts

Top Five Movies episode 099 – Directorial Debuts

As Jonathan (@berkreviews), Corey (@coreyrstarr), and Michael (@servermonkey) approach their 100th episode, they decided to take a look at the people who make the movies they love. What Directorial debuts stood out among all of film history? Which directors wowed the world with their first films? It’s definitely a topic with limited answers, but far more than five. Mike wasn’t able to be in the episode, but he still made a list. So, Corey and Jonathan discuss his and their lists in this weeks episode.

Jonathan’s list:

5. Sam Raimi – The Evil Dead (1981)
4. Martin McDonagh – In Bruges (2008)
3. Spike Jonze – Being John Malkovich (1999)
2. Kevin Smith – Clerk’s (1994)
1. George A. Romero – Night of the Living Dead (1968)

Michael’s list:

5. Penelope Spheeris – Decline of Western Civilization (1981)
4. Amy Heckerling – Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)
3. Alex Cox – Repo Man (1984)
2. Joel & Ethan Coen – Blood Simple (1984)
1. Richard Kelly – Donnie Darko (2001)

Corey’s list:

5. Jean-Pierre Jeunet – Delicatessen (1991)
4. Danny Boyle – Shallow Grave (1994)
3. Gretta Gerwig – Lady Bird (2017)
2. Jennifer Kent – The Babadook (2014)
1. Jeremy Saulnier – Murder Party (2007)

Top Five Movies formats

There are two types of Top Five Movie episodes. The traditional format of the show features Jonathan and two guests, usually Corey and Mike, who create their lists for the chosen topic in secret and reveal them on the episode. The other format is an interview style where a guest discusses films in general and ends the episode going over their personal, all-time Top Five.



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