Directors worth keeping an eye on, part 10

This list continues from part 9.

Martin Campbell

Campbell directed 2 of the best James Bond movies, as well as movies like Vertical Limit and The Foreigner.

  • Masterpiece
    • Casino Royale
  • Great movies
    • GoldenEye
    • The Mask of Zorro

Richard Curtis

Curtis wrote Notting Hill, Bridget Jones’s Diary, and some of the TV show Mr. Bean. He directed the recent short Red Nose Day Actually.

  • Masterpiece
    • About Time
  • Great movie
    • Love Actually

Duncan Jones

Jones happens to be the son of David Bowie. Although his more recent movies haven’t made me rush out to see them, he could definitely return with something interesting.

  • Masterpiece
    • Source Code
  • Good movie
    • Moon

Christopher McQuarrie

McQuarrie has not 1 but 2 more Mission: Impossible movies planned. He wrote The Usual Suspects and Edge of Tomorrow.

  • Masterpieces
    • Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation
    • Mission: Impossible — Fallout
  • Great movie
    • Jack Reacher

Nancy Meyers

Meyers wrote screenplays for Private Benjamin and Father of the Bride. She also directed What Women Want and the The Holiday.

  • Masterpiece
    • The Intern
  • Great movie
    • Something’s Gotta Give

John Sayles

Sayles directed Return of the Secaucus Seven and Go For Sisters. He wrote the screenplay for The Clan of the Cave Bear and Battle Beyond the Stars. He’s also had small acting parts in some movies.

  • Masterpiece
    • The Brother from Another Planet
  • Great movies
    • Eight Men Out
    • Lone Star
    • Matewan
    • Passion Fish
    • Silver City
  • Good movie
    • The Secret of Roan Inish

Andrew Stanton

Stanton directed John Carter and a couple of episodes of Stranger Things. He also co-wrote Monsters, Inc. and all 4 Toy Story movies.

  • Masterpiece
    • WALL-E
  • Great movies
    • Finding Nemo
    • Finding Dory
  • Good movie
    • A Bug’s Life

Tim Tykwer

Tykwer co-directed Cloud Atlas with the Wachowskis. He directed Run Lola Run and The Princess and the Warrior. He’s also a composer, and has composed music for several of his movies.

  • Masterpiece
    • Cloud Atlas
  • Great movie
    • A Hologram for the King

Denis Villeneuve

Villeneuve’s masterpiece is based on a short story by Ted Chiang. He also directed Sicario and Prisoners, and is preparing to film Dune.

  • Masterpiece
    • Arrival
  • Great movie
    • Blade Runner 2049

Taika Waititi

Waititi directed What We Do in the Shadows and Hunt for the Wilderpeople. He was involved with the TV show Flight of the Conchords as writer and director. He has also acted in some movies.

  • Masterpiece
    • Thor: Ragnarok
  • Great movie
    • Eagle vs Shark

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