Through the four decades I’ve officially covered in my “Kings of Hollywood” essay series, this may have been the most competitive. At least, that’s what I thought going into it, but early into the writing process, a clear-cut contender emerged through the ranks. The same on-paper criteria remain in play as in my previous essays:
Whether it’s lists or essays, everything I write will feature its share of subjectivity. That goes for everyone. However, I’ve tried to implement as many objective criteria as possible when determining the “best” of something in the realm of cinema: financial results; accolades at the Oscars; and critical consensuses from Rotten Tomatoes. That said, I’ve
With this list, I’m mainly looking for consistency. Guys like Jonathan Lynn who put out a single hit sandwiched between a bunch of lead balloons won’t meet my criteria. One, maybe two bad-to-mediocre movies is fine, as long as the director made up for it with an equal number of films that fall on the
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