FilmExodus Battle Royale: Semi-Finals — Meyers v Spheeris

First Rounds are over. Redemption has taken place. Now, the only thing left is the final Battle. “Let Them Fight!”, the series where we pit two directors with similar backgrounds against one another, has transitioned into the moment you’ve all been waiting for. Where all the previous winners duke it out, and only one director can be left standing when the dust settles. This is FilmExodus Battle Royale II.

For an overview of past fights and what’s coming up, click here .

What to Consider

Obviously, which director do you think is better than the other? But what film of theirs proves your point. Remember, it isn’t so much about which film made the most money or was a critical darling, but in your mind which Director is better than the other in terms of style, risk, scope, etc.

How I Tally the Votes

I look at the comments posted (only first comments, no replies) to see who they picked. I don’t count comments that don’t give a clear answer on who they chose. If you want your comment to count make sure it is not a reply to someone else’s comment and has a clear definite winner.

We’ve reached the semi-finals stage, everyone. Whichever director wins here goes on to compete in the finals. The two directors vying for that chance today are Nancy Meyers and Penelope Spheeris.


Nancy Meyers

Date of Birth: December 8, 1949 (age 68)

Recent Directorial Feature: The Intern (2015)

Highest Rated Film: The Parent Trap (1998) – 88% RT


Penelope Spheeris

Date of Birth: December 2, 1945/46 (age 72/71)

Recent Directorial Feature: Balls to the Wall (2011)

Highest Rated Film: Suburbia (1983) – 91% RT


Only one can move on to the final round, so FIGHT!