The Film Comment Podcast: Best of the Worst, Worst of the Best
Great directors can make crap. Whether because of a bad script, failing health, studio meddling, force majeure, or simply loss of artistic mojo, even the most enviable filmography can contain an irredeemable movie. But it’s equally true that our least favorite directors can make something that we find invigorating and enjoyable. To explore these extremities of achievement, Digital Editor Violet Lucca convened a discussion of our personal favorite outliers—the worst films by people we love, and the best films by people we love… less. Joining us were Cristina Cacioppo, programmer at the Alamo Drafthouse Brooklyn; Ashley Clark and Nick Pinkerton, regular Film Comment contributors; and Michael Koresky, Editorial Director of the Film Society of Lincoln Center.