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Guillermo del Toro, Ari Aster, Ava DuVernay And Other Famous Filmmakers Reveal What They've Been Watching

By Kristy Puchko | Film | April 22, 2020 |

By Kristy Puchko | Film | April 22, 2020 |


Academy Award-winning filmmaker Guillermo del Toro knows you’re craving great cinema to get you through all this (gestures wildly to everything). So, he’s called on the help of his colleagues for some suggestions on what to watch by asking what they’re watching and how they’re coping in isolation.

The Shape of Water director gave some insight into his own life.

Stories We Tell helmer Sarah Polley focused on music.

Tigers Are Not Afraid’s Issa López joined in, singing the praise of some things new and old.

Ari Aster (Hereditary, Midsommar) was strangely on brand, picking a story of a deeply dysfunctional family and offering personal insight into how love stories can sting.

Ant-Man’s Peyton Reed is reading.

A Wrinkle In Time’s Ava DuVernay shared range and the reasoning behind picking two very different films.

Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan, Mother!) has been mixing it up with some diverse classics, which got DuVernay amped.

James Mangold (Logan, Ford v Ferrari) is working from home, in research mode. Perhaps for that Untitled Indiana Jones Project he’s rumored to be circling?

Finally, Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Baby Driver) offered a wide array of titles, because when inside may as well DIY a mind-melting movie marathon.

Did we miss your favorite director’s response? Share it in comments. And tell us what you’re watching!

Kristy Puchko is the film editor of Pajiba. You can follow her on Twitter.

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