Directors, part 9: ones who have died

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This list continues from part 8. Richard Attenborough Attenborough’s 3 brilliant movies are all based on true stories. Also known as an actor, he starred in such movies as The Great Escape and Jurassic Park. Masterpieces Chaplin Gandhi Great movie A Bridge Too Far Frank Capra Both of Capra’s brilliant movies star Jimmy Stewart. Masterpiece […]

Directors, part 8: ones who have retired

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This list continues from part 7. I’m making an assumption that these directors have retired, since they haven’t made a movie in years. Roberto Benigni Benigni wrote and acted in all of these movies. It seems he retired after the public didn’t care for his last one or two movies. Masterpiece Life is Beautiful Great […]

Directors worth keeping an eye on, part 7

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This list continues from part 6. Marc Forster Forster’s movies are all very different, but they’re worth watching whether they’re funny or tragic. Masterpieces Finding Neverland The Kite Runner Great movies Stranger Than Fiction World War Z Ron Fricke Fricke directs movies that have no plot or dialogue — they show you the world in […]

A better list of female directors

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When compiling my list of directors worth keeping an eye on, I noted that the vast majority of those directors were male. I then linked to a list of female directors that I’d found. I just found a better one, which lists 100 female directors: 100 Women Directors Hollywood Should Be Hiring For many of […]

Directors worth keeping an eye on, part 6

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This continues from part 5. The list contains 60 directors (or directing teams), and I think I’m going to call it done for now. Graham Annable & Anthony Stacchi Annable previously worked on video games while Stacchi worked on movies — coming together they produced a masterpiece. Masterpiece The Boxtrolls Susanne Bier Bier is a […]

Directors worth keeping an eye on, part 5

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But wait, there’s more! A sequel to part 4. Sylvain Chomet Chomet is a French director who’s made 2 terrific animated movies. Masterpiece The Triplets of Belleville Great movie The Illusionist (2010) Isabel Coixet Coixet is a Spanish director who’s made 2 brilliant movies with Sarah Polley. Masterpieces My Life Without Me The Secret Life […]

Where are all the female directors?

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I recently made a list of 40 directors worth keeping an eye on. Here’s the last part. Guess how many of those directors were female? None. Is it because I’m biased against females? I don’t think so. Is it because in the movie industry, at least some parts, females are routinely treated as second class […]

Directors worth keeping an eye on, part 4

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Yet another set of 10 directors who have produced masterpieces, like the previous 10. Jon Favreau Favreau is both an actor and a director, and although the movies he’s directed have gone downhill over time there could definitely be an upswing. Masterpiece Elf Great movie Iron Man Good movie Iron Man 2 Mediocre movie Cowboys […]

Directors worth keeping an eye on, part 3

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As in part 2, a list of 10 directors with 1 to 3 masterpieces each. James Cameron If Cameron gets some help with the script on his Avatar sequels, they could be interesting. In terms of science fiction action, Aliens is one of the top 2. Masterpiece Aliens Great movies The Abyss Terminator 2: Judgment […]

Directors worth keeping an eye on, part 2

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The directors in this list, like the ones in part 1, have a good chance at bringing new amazing stories to the screen. Each of these 10 directors has directed between 1 and 3 masterpieces. J.J. Abrams In TV land Abrams created Alias, Lost, and Fringe. Masterpieces Mission: Impossible III Star Trek (2009) Great movies […]