Today in Slate, Dan Kois shares what he learned by watching every last one of Steven Soderbergh’s available films—including his TV series, his shorts, and his concert film for prog-rock band Yes. As a companion to his piece, Kois also offers a heavily annotated ranking of each of Soderbergh’s features, from the “masterpieces” to the “divertissements” all the way down to the failures.
Now it’s your turn. Think the Oceans movies are more than just divertissements? Bubble is a buried treasure? He peaked with sex, lies, and videotape? In our first poll you can cast your vote for Soderbergh’s best. Think Traffic is crap? Out Of Sight is overrated? Contagion made you sick? Vote for Soderbergh’s biggest stinker in the second poll. You have until Friday at 2pm EDT to weigh in.
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