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Started by Bleu11 on Feb 27, 2017 12:02:14 AM
100 best directors of the past 25 years
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Shadrack22 - 27 Feb 2017 00:12:02 (#1 of 47)

Earnest spod Ron Howard better than Aki Kaurismaki? Laughable.

thisonehasalittlehat - 28 Feb 2017 18:40:53 (#2 of 47)

It's a list. They're all rubbish.

Tadagee - 28 Feb 2017 19:23:41 (#3 of 47)

Tarantino only a scrapes into the top 20? Get the fuck out of here. The man's a goddam genius.

Turtle - 28 Feb 2017 19:26:06 (#4 of 47)

Glad that Todd Solondz made the list. I would put him among top ten.

Turtle - 28 Feb 2017 19:30:57 (#5 of 47)

Wot, Oliver Stone is not among top hundred? Ridiculous.

widenation - 28 Feb 2017 20:34:46 (#6 of 47)

Nothing Stone has done in the last 25 years has received an awful lot of praise though. There's NBK and Nixon at one end of the period, then the Castro/Chavez/Untold History documentaries - interspersed with a mixture of stuff. I've only seen bits and pieces though, so perhaps he's been harshly reviewed much of the time, due to the critical (of US policy) nature of much of the material.

JerkinMcGherkin - 01 Mar 2017 06:58:43 (#7 of 47)

Jean-Pierre Dardenne and the Coens are in there, which is good.

thisonehasalittlehat - 01 Mar 2017 07:32:19 (#8 of 47)

But no Michael Bay.

uranrising - 01 Mar 2017 10:11:26 (#9 of 47)

They have no sense of drama and tension by listing them from no.1 on, instead of from no.100.

I'd guess, given the economics of publishing that a high proportion of the critics drawn upon were pretty young. That would also skew results.

Moschops - 01 Mar 2017 10:14:51 (#10 of 47)

I was about to express surprise at the omission of James Cameron, but then noticed Terminator 2 is 26 years old.

Agaliarept - 01 Mar 2017 10:21:29 (#11 of 47)

But Titanic and Avatar weren't exactly unheard of.

Moschops - 01 Mar 2017 10:23:53 (#12 of 47)

But T2 is a really good film, neither of those are (though technically they were both innovative)

widenation - 01 Mar 2017 10:24:03 (#13 of 47)

Both cack though.

Agaliarept - 01 Mar 2017 10:25:45 (#14 of 47)

But T2 is a really good film, neither of those are

Can't argue with that.

Secretly I have always had a soft spot for Titanic though.

Turtle - 01 Mar 2017 11:46:44 (#15 of 47)

Nothing Stone has done in the last 25 years has received an awful lot of praise though.

Snowden is a very worthy film, IMO.

Shadrack22 - 06 Aug 2017 10:09:31 (#16 of 47)

Hirokazu Horeeda

Asghar Farhadi

Nuri Bilge Ceylan

Aki Kaurismaki

Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne

Michael Haneke

Cristian Mungiu

Lard Von Trier

Peter Strickland

Jonathan Glazer

Lynne Ramsay

Abbas Kiarostami

David Lynch

Shadrack22 - 06 Aug 2017 10:39:56 (#17 of 47)

Honourable mentions:

Mike Leigh

Andrea Arnold

Steve McQueen

Jacques Audiard

Francois Ozon

phantlers - 06 Aug 2017 10:47:51 (#18 of 47)

Nicolas Roeg

phantlers - 06 Aug 2017 10:51:34 (#19 of 47)

Only one film since the 1990s though.

uranrising - 06 Aug 2017 12:50:35 (#20 of 47)

"I don't think a real good film has been made yet." Robert Altman, Times article, quoted in 100 Best Films of the Century by Barry Norman. '92.

Hopefully things have looked up in the last quarter century :-)

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