10 highest scoring new/contemporary directors

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Re: 10 highest scoring new/contemporary directors

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Last update (2018):
Spoiler!
Moribunny wrote:
Tue Dec 08, 2015 11:12 pm
2018 Update -- some major changes:

1. Radu Jude - 89.40 (5)
2. Asghar Farhadi - 87.83 (6)
3. Sylvain Chomet - 80.33 (3)
4. Nuri Bilge Ceylan - 79.29 (7)
5. Lynne Ramsay - 78.14 (7)
6. Calvin Reeder - 77.00 (4)
7. Andrey Zvyagintsev - 76.67 (6)
8. J.C. Chandor - 76.33 (3)
9. Cristian Mungiu - 75.50 (6)
10. Ben & Josh Safdie - 74.67 (3)
11. Jacques Audiard - 74.40 (5)
12. Lucrecia Martel - 74.33 (3)
13. Jafar Panahi - 72.88 (8)
14. Larry Clark - 72.50 (4)
15. Harmony Korine - 72.33 (6)

Came close: Wen Jiang, Shane Meadows, Oren Moverman, Andrew Bujalski, Steve James

2020:

1. Radu Jude - 87.67 (6)
2. Asghar Farhadi - 86.43 (7)
3. Sylvain Chomet - 81.00 (3)
4. Nuri Bilge Ceylan - 80.00 (8)
5. Lucretia Martel - 79.50 (4)
6. Lynne Ramsay - 79.00 (8)
7. Nina Paley - 78.00 (3)
8. Andrey Zvyagintsev - 77.83 (6)
9. Matteo Garrone - 76.33 (3)
10. Cristian Mungiu - 75.50 (6)
11. Jacques Audiard - 74.50 (6)
12. Josh & Ben Safdie - 74.40 (5)
13. Jafar Panahi - 73.44 (9)
14. Harmony Korine - 73.14 (7)
15. Andrew Bujalski - 72.33 (6)
16. J.C. Chandor - 71.75 (4)
17. Jiang Wen - 71.67 (3)
18. Shane Meadows - 71.14 (7)
19. Oren Moverman - 71.00 (3)
20. Steve James - 70.33 (3)

Runners up: Larry Charles, Larry Clark, Matthias Glasner, Calvin Reeder, Joseph Cedar, S. Craig Zahler

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Re: 10 highest scoring new/contemporary directors

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(scores above 70) (italics=5+ films. inc. shorts)

Lynne Ramsay
Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Wes Anderson
Masaaki Yuasa
Hirokazu Koreeda
Luca Guadagnino
Chan-wook Park
Kelly Reichardt
Semih Kaplanoglu
Andrea Arnold


(TV) Shinichirô Watanabe

pre - prolly still closer to my heart 8 years later. I'd add Sofia Coppola (if i'm adding her, i may as well add vincent gallo).

if you averaged only the top 3 films, these chaps would be in:

Shane Meadows
Satoshi Kon (inc. Paranoia Agent)
Ben Wheatley
Paul Thomas Anderson
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Re: 10 highest scoring new/contemporary directors

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Kenneth Lonergan - 8.33 (3 films)
Lukas Moodysson - 7.33 (3)
Hirokazu Koreeda - 7.09 (11)
Nuri Bilge Ceylan - 7.00 (3)
Jafar Panahi - 7.00 (3)
Bong Joon-Ho - 6.86 (7)
Lynne Ramsay - 6.80 (5)
=Steve McQueen - 6.75 (4)
=Shane Meadows - 6.75 (4)
=John Crowley - 6.67 (3)
=Andrew Haigh - 6.67 (3)
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Re: 10 highest scoring new/contemporary directors

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Solondz and the Dardennes may have disowned their early features, but they still started well before 1994.

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Re: 10 highest scoring new/contemporary directors

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iconogassed wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:23 am
Solondz and the Dardennes may have disowned their early features, but they still started well before 1994.
Thanks for the catch - with Solondz especially I have always believed that Welcome to the Dollhouse was his debut... edited above.

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Re: 10 highest scoring new/contemporary directors

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1. Joon-ho Bong___________88.00 (5)
2. S. Craig Zahler__________83.33 (3)
3. Lee Unkrich____________81.67 (3)
4. John Lasseter___________81.67 (3)
5. Rian Johnson___________80.00 (3)
6. Christopher Nolan_______78.75 (8)
7. Christopher McQuarrie___78.75 (4)
8. James Gray____________78.33 (3)
9. Brad Bird______________76.67 (3)
10. Spike Jonze___________76.25 (4)
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Ji-woon Kim__________ 76.00 (5)
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Re: 10 highest scoring new/contemporary directors

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Removing shorts from the calculations...

1 Harmony Korine (90.00 / 5)
2 Oren Moverman (86.67 / 3)
3 Bruno Dumont (86.25 / 4)
3 Lukas Moodysson (86.25 / 4)
5 Whit Stillman (86.00 / 5)
6 Paul Thomas Anderson (85.63 / 8)
7 Kenneth Lonergan (85.00 /3)
8 James Gray (83.33 / 6)
9 Andrew Bujalski (81.67 / 6)
9 Adrienne Shelly (81.67 / 3)

Hon. mention to Ray McKinnon @ 85 / 3, which includes the 40-minute The Accountant (2001) which has more and better ideas than most features (and his score would be even higher if you were to include his television show Rectify).

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Re: 10 highest scoring new/contemporary directors

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I decided to start from 1995 instead so that it's a nice even 25 years.

1. John Lasseter - 89.33 (3)
2. Lee Unkrich - 87.40 (5)
3. Sam Mendes - 87.00 (3)
4. Christopher Nolan - 86.50 (6)
5. Pete Docter - 85.33 (3)

6. Andrew Stanton - 85.25 (4)
7. Bong Joon-Ho - 82.00 (3)
8. Phil Lord & Chris Miller - 80.33 (3)
9. Wes Anderson - 79.57 (7)
10= Sofia Coppola - 79.33 (3)
10= Rich Moore - 79.33 (3)

Animation seems to dominate the list, which surprised me.

Hon. Mentions to: Edgar Wright and Taika Waititi (who both barely didn't make the cut,) as well as Joss Whedon, if his TV work was included he would come in at #8 with an 80.83, but films only leave him pretty far out of the top 10.

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Re: 10 highest scoring new/contemporary directors

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djross wrote:
Sat Dec 29, 2012 9:17 pm
Here are my top 10 directors who fit this criteria:

José Padilha. 78.75 (4)
Andrew Dominik. 76.67 (3)
Noah Baumbach. 75.00 (3)
Darren Aronofsky. 69.20 (5)
Bertrand Bonello. 68.00 (5)
Gaspar Noé. 67.71 (7)
James Marsh. 66.67 (3)
Paul Thomas Anderson. 66.33 (6)
Wes Anderson. 65.63 (8)
Paolo Sorrentino. 61.25 (4)
Updating seven and a half years later, here are the current top ten, with debut no earlier than 1994:

Asghar Farhadi. 78.33 (6)
Mariya Saakyan. 76.67 (3)
Andrew Dominik. 75.00 (3)
Kenneth Lonergan. 73.33 (3)
Nuri Bilge Ceylan. 71.67 (3)
Noah Baumbach. 71.50 (10)
Gaspar Noé. 70.44 (9)
Jafar Panahi. 68.75 (4)
Darren Aronofsky. 67.29 (7)
James Marsh. 66.67 (3)

The director at the top of this list, Farhadi, has the 26th highest mean for all directors, with a three-film minimum.

This list excludes documentarians. Those with a mean that would place them in the above list are:

Lucien Castaing-Taylor. 71.25 (4)
Verena Paravel. 70.00 (3)
Martin Williams. 70.00 (3)
Jean-Xavier de Lestrade. 66.67 (3)

Directors who were in the 2012 list but have fallen out of the top ten:

José Padilha. 65.00 (7)
Paul Thomas Anderson. 64.30 (10)
Wes Anderson. 64.23 (13)
Bertrand Bonello. 63.57 (7)
Paolo Sorrentino. 58.13 (8)
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Re: 10 highest scoring new/contemporary directors

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Yorgos Lanthimos 79
Jessica Hausner 76
Fernando León de Aranoa 73
Steve McQueen 73
Rúnar Rúnarsson 71
Cédric Klapisch 69
Reha Erdem 69
Bahman Ghobadi 68
Joon-ho Bong 68
Alejandro Amenábar 66

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