Sam Raimi talked with fans on Reddit yesterday. He revealed his choice for best movie of 2019 and whether or not he would collaborate with the Coen Brothers in the future.
Sam Raimi loves movies. Whenever he talks about them, that fact is pretty evident. While promoting The Grudge yesterday on Reddit, he answered fan questions on every topic under the sun even revealing his favorite film of last year.
With the plethora of high-quality horror works that were released in 2019 and because Sam is a legend in the genre, you might think that he would gravitate toward those types of productions. However, that is not the case.
Interestingly enough, he chose 1917, a movie directed by another Sam. Mendes to be exact. Most people know the British writer/director from American Beauty and the last Bond film, Skyfall.
Mendes’ movie about World War I has been nominated for a Golden Globe. Hailed as a masterpiece by most critics, 1917 is the tale of two British soldiers who are tasked with delivering a message into enemy territory that will save the lives of 1,600 men.
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In addition to letting fans know his pick for the best movie, he also named the weirdest film that he would recommend in “good conscience.” He chose The Wizard of Oz. His answer was no surprise since he made Oz the Great and Powerful in 2013.
Another revelation that the director made concerned the Coen Brothers. As every fan of the Evil Dead trilogy knows, Joel was an editor on the original film. He also collaborated on another Sam Raimi effort, with his brother Ethan. They wrote the script for Crimewave.
When one of the Redditers asked him about whether or not he would consider working with the Coens in the future, Raimi had this to say:
"“I would love to work with them again. I hope to one day.”"
We have to admit that would be amazing!
The Grudge is in theaters today. Check your local listings.
Do you agree with Sam Raimi about 1917? Let us know your picks for the best films of 2019 in the comments.