Sam Raimi is the sort of director whose very name just makes us swoon – what? For Love of the Game? We have no idea what you’re talking about. His Evil Dead trilogy has shaped our movie-loving personalities, is tattooed in our brains, and is the object of five-minute rants every time people look at us funny for answering to everything with the word “groovy.” Plus, Jack Black agrees, even if he’s not as rigorous in his Raimi knowledge as us. (No, there is no “For Love of the Game,” stop insisting). Yet it is also the case that – at least from Darkman to Spider-Man 3 – Raimi has also had problems getting his groundbreaking visions out in the context of the Hollywood industry. We thus thought we’d give back some love to such a loving guy.

Accordingly, we’ve devoted an entire Pictofact to him, his movies, and even his contributions to other awesome pieces of cinema. This adds an entry to our extensive research on the man, because a quick glimpse at Raimi’s insane career not only shows his major contributions to pop culture or forgotten classics in need of revaluation – but moreover the fact that, when the material demands to tone down the zaniness, he’s, well, an actually good director. Hell, even if we kinda didn’t like Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness all that much (yeah, yeah, we know), there’s still tons of fun stuff to remind ourselves of Raimi’s genius. Also, who are we kidding, For Love of the Game is friggin’ awesome

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