Yesterday was a bittersweet day to be a member of the LAMB. I say that fully acknowledging that Battle of Directors won the LAMMIE award for Best Running Feature.
In case you’ve been under a rock for the past couple of days, I’ll say this once more: I’m so incredibly humbled to have won, and my gratitude to each and every person who casted Duke & The Movies on their ballot, will never cease to exist.
I know it may be a cliché, but I’m truly grateful to have you all around. And before I wrap up this diatribe of appreciation, I’d like every reader of mine to know that Courtney Smalls of Big Thoughts From A Small Mind, was the inspiration behind this recurring article that has garnered so much love over the past year. Thank you, Courtney.
As for the controversy that sparked yesterday and continued into the early hours of the morning, I’ll direct you to the forums. I’ve made my stance clear. Here’s hoping the rest of the discussion focuses more on the progression of the LAMB rather than the digression of it.
Oh, and yes – we still have a matchup today. My only word of advice is that before you jump the gun after reading the names of the two filmmakers, be sure to carefully examine each filmography. I feel both are vastly underrated directors that have the ability to make quality cinema in the coming years.
Let the discussion begin …
Four example films from Noah Baumbach:
Kicking and Screaming
The Squid and the Whale
Margot At the Wedding
Four example films from Greg Mottola: