The Best Movies by the Top 10 Directors of the Now
Over the course of the past two and a half months I have been writing a weekly feature examining the ten most interesting directors currently working. There were many potential candidates cut from the list, hours of viewing and research and a massive amount of writing. Now the task is done, it’s time to revisit those ten remarkably talented individuals by listing the best movies each of them have made. Click on the directors name to read the full article.
This was a tough call. Shaun of the Dead is one awesome slice of fried gold, thrusting many new talents onto the scene, proving instantly quotable the becoming the cult film of the decade. On the other hand Scott Pilgrim vs the World is a frantically kinetic, pitch perfect adaptation of a popular comic series. With high expectations from fans, it’s no doubt that Wright nailed it.
As one of those fans, I had to pick…
Yes, Drive is awesome, but this is the A Clockwork Orange for the new generation.
Making a marketable movie out of Kick-Ass? Challenging. Picking up the pieces of Ratner’s decimation of a great franchise and making it glorious again? Miracle worker.
It’s not often you can point at a debut film and say “this is the man to watch”. That claim can be made just from this trailer.
I briefly considered skipping over the Holy Trilogy and planting the very under-seen Heavenly Creatures on this list. Briefly.
Not really a tough choice…although the editors of this trailer must’ve had one hell of a time cutting out all the swearing.
At 1:42 witness the most out-of-place ass shot in the history of movie trailers.
Another entry that saw a lot of hot contenders, including Kill Bill and Inglourious Basterds. End of the day, this is undeniable.
Bring a director who improves with every film, this was an obvious choice.
Stay tuned for SLAM ADAMS provided his Top 10 Most Interesting Directors of the now!
Where are the ladies? Certainly Chantal Akerman, Claire Denis, Catherine Breillat and Kelly Reichardt have to be floating about the top somewhere, not to mention Alexandr Sokurov who has to be the most interesting director currently working in the world today.
There were a few female directors considered but ultimately it felt that making a point of including one would be a token gesture.
I agree with most, but with QT I gotta say Res Dogs, maybe I am biased. Peter Jackson for me its Heavenly Creatures.
You picked Wright’s best film as Scott Pilgrim, honestly did not see you making that pick :). Good list
Almost as shocking as The Dark Knight being included?
I know right
Pingback: ‘Drive’ Blu-Ray Review « Funk's House of Geekery