The Directors: Oliver Stone

Oliver Stone’s films have always resonated with me. He’s the one filmmaker that has proven he can stand the test of time, and truly reflect our social commentary and movement with each film he makes. He’s so remarkable, with each new film, he shows us how we’re feeling, shows us what our society has become. He’s a very pessimistic filmmaker (although he may disagree with me). Stone is responsible for some of the most unique films to come from American cinema.

1. “Wall Street” – 1987

2. “Talk Radio” – 1988

3. “Platoon” – 1986

4. “Natural Born Killers” – 1994

5. “Nixon” – 1995

6. “U-Turn” – 1997

7. “JFK” – 1991

8. “Salvador” – 1986

9. “The Doors” – 1991

10. “Born of the Fourth of July” – 1989

Just missed the cut: “Heaven & Earth”

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Author: Frank Mengarelli

Everybody relax, Frank's here. After going to film school at Columbia College Chicago, Frank decided to underachieve with his vast knowledge of film into a career in civil service. Frank had a brief stint as a film blogger, and then he met the heterosexual love of his life, Nick Clement. The two instantly bonded over their love from everything to Terence Malick to THE EXPENDABLES films. Some of Frank's favorite filmmakers are Terence Malick, Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino, Sylvester Stallone, Oliver Stone and Spike Lee. Some of his favorite films are THE TREE OF LIFE, STAR WARS (all of them), BAD LIEUTENANT, THE THING and ALL THAT JAZZ. Frank spends his free time with his dog Roger, collecting any Star Wars collectible he can find and trying to finish his pretentious, first person narrative novel(la), LARGE MEN IN SMALL CARS..

2 thoughts on “The Directors: Oliver Stone”

  1. I think “Wall Street” is Stone’s masterpiece and I am working on a review for it right now. I’m a skeptically excited for the sequel which is the only Stone film to be accepted to Cannes (weird), and it’s gotten extremely favorable reviews. Midnight showing? haha

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