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Re: 21st century directors: any great ones?

Postby jal90 » Thu Apr 06, 2017 11:56 pm

The more I watch, the more I'm convinced that we are currently living in the golden age of animation. Newer talents like Tomm Moore, Adam Elliot, Sylvain Chomet, Mamoru Hosoda, Makoto Shinkai, Yasuhiro Yoshiura, Hiromasa Yonebayashi, Masaaki Yuasa, Pete Docter, Rich Moore, Don Hertzfeldt. Also people like Michael Dudok de Wit, Signe Baumane or Mark Osbourne, who made their feature debut after a trajectory on short films and did great. Piotr Dumala is a different example in that he tried live action, it's a great movie nonetheless that I recommend.

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Re: 21st century directors: any great ones?

Postby navid.g » Fri Apr 07, 2017 7:51 am

Denis Villeneuve - Arrival(tier 10), Prisoners(tier 9), Incendies(tier 9)
Asghar Farhadi - About Elly(tier 10), A Seperation(tier 9), Fireworks Wednesday(tier 9)
Steve McQueen - Shame(tier 10), Hunger(tier 9), 12 Years a Slave(tier 9)
Sam Mendes - American Beauty(tier 10), Skyfall(tier 9)
Pete Docter - Inside Out(tier 10), Up(tier 10), Monsters, Inc.(tier 9)

and if we accept the debut movies from 90's:
Christopher Nolan - The Dark Knight(tier 10), Memento(tier 10), Inception(tier 9), Interstellar(tier 9), The Prestige (tier 9)
David Fincher - Fight Club(tier 10), Seven(tier 10), Gone Girl(tier 10), The Game(tier 9), The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo(tier 9)
Guy Ritchie - Snatch.(tier 10), Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels(tier 9), Sherlock Holmes(tier 9)
Brad Bird - The Iron Giant(tier 10), The Incredibles(tier 9)
Darren Aronofsky - Black Swan(tier 10), Requiem for a Dream(tier 10), The Fountain(tier 9)
Andrew Stanton - WALL-E(tier 10), Finding Nemo(tier 9)
Ang Lee - Life of Pi(tier 10), Brokeback Mountain(tier 9)

And those who have the potential to become included in my list:
Duncan Jones
Dan Gilroy
László Nemes
Tim Miller
Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
Ben Affleck
Richard Kelly
Bennett Miller
Alejandro González Iñárritu
Ken Lonergan
Wes Anderson

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Re: 21st century directors: any great ones?

Postby paulofilmo » Fri Apr 07, 2017 4:24 pm

jal90 wrote:The more I watch, the more I'm convinced that we are currently living in the golden age of animation. Newer talents like Tomm Moore, Adam Elliot, Sylvain Chomet, Mamoru Hosoda, Makoto Shinkai, Yasuhiro Yoshiura, Hiromasa Yonebayashi, Masaaki Yuasa, Pete Docter, Rich Moore, Don Hertzfeldt. Also people like Michael Dudok de Wit, Signe Baumane or Mark Osbourne, who made their feature debut after a trajectory on short films and did great. Piotr Dumala is a different example in that he tried live action, it's a great movie nonetheless that I recommend.


made me curious about Masaaki Yuasa (Mind Game, etc.). apparently a movie he's directed has been released today in Japan. The Night Is Short, Walk on Girl.

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Re: 21st century directors: any great ones?

Postby jal90 » Fri Apr 07, 2017 5:31 pm

paulofilmo wrote:
jal90 wrote:The more I watch, the more I'm convinced that we are currently living in the golden age of animation. Newer talents like Tomm Moore, Adam Elliot, Sylvain Chomet, Mamoru Hosoda, Makoto Shinkai, Yasuhiro Yoshiura, Hiromasa Yonebayashi, Masaaki Yuasa, Pete Docter, Rich Moore, Don Hertzfeldt. Also people like Michael Dudok de Wit, Signe Baumane or Mark Osbourne, who made their feature debut after a trajectory on short films and did great. Piotr Dumala is a different example in that he tried live action, it's a great movie nonetheless that I recommend.


made me curious about Masaaki Yuasa (Mind Game, etc.). apparently a movie he's directed has been released today in Japan. The Night Is Short, Walk on Girl.

Yep, and he has another release on May, an original screenplay. Let's see how they go.

By the way, I'll take Mark Osborne out of my list, because I was thinking about The little prince, but the guy has made stuff earlier I haven't watched.

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Re: 21st century directors: any great ones?

Postby paulofilmo » Fri Apr 07, 2017 8:26 pm

I couldn't get into Kaiba, but his Happy Machine entry into the Genius Party shorts collection pushed all my buttons. You can see/hear how much of it went into Adventure Time, and it strikes very much like a Black Mirror episode in its 15 min surreal onslaught.


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Re: 21st century directors: any great ones?

Postby chmul_cr0n » Wed Dec 19, 2018 2:33 pm

Zach Braff
Jared Hess
Charlie Kaufmann
Michel Gondry
Rian Johnson
Pascal Laugier
Tate Taylor
Jason Reitman
Adam McKay
Joseph Kosinski
Gareth Evans
Prachya Pinkaew
Judd Apatow
Sung-Hee Jo
Deab Deblois
Joss Whedon
Mark Neveldine & Brian Taylor
Nima Nourizadeh
Jeong-beom Lee
Sam Fell


...too easy. All of those fulfil the requirements, but I don't know if I'd call any of them great. Maybe Zach Braff, but only as a writer/director. Or Jeong-beom Lee.

Or Spike Jonze, who didn't make the cut anyway, because he didn't wait a year to make Being John Malkovich. :>

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Re: 21st century directors: any great ones?

Postby metalhank » Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:48 pm

I believe there are many films this century that are very entertaining, especially in the Sci-fi and Action genres.

I have four directors:

Len Wiseman - Tier 10; Underworld(2003), Total Recall(2012)
Frank Miller - Tier 10; Sin City(2005), Sin City: A Dame To Kill For(2014)
Neil Blomkamp - Tier 10; Chappie(2015), Tier 9; Elysium(2013)
Zack Snyder - Tier 10; 300(2007), Tier 9; Man Of Steel(2013)

These are some of my favorite directors overall, I'll gladly say there are plenty of good movies being released in the last 20 years.


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