Who are the best director's working today? Do they strictly make genre films? Or do they hop from genre to genre - rarely looking back [Danny Boyle; Bong Joon-Ho; Christopher Nolan; etc...]? Are they auteurs (involved in all aspects of a given project - script, editing, etc...) [Wes Anderson; Hiyao Miyazaki; Terrance Malick; etc...]?
I recognise more than I've seen. Memento was very good, remains a stand out film. The only others I've seen are the two Batman films, and only parts of them. My aforementioned son puts them on the telly and I walk in half way.
They were both very good, but very much in the vein of superhero movies, nothing really stood out, which is why Joker was such a surprise. That again was exceptional.
I've not heard of that one. This is what stands out for me.
It's a bit political.
Tue 22 Oct, 2019 01:54 pm
While I was disappointed with Gemini Man, I do appreciate Ang Lee for trying different genres (Brokeback Mountain, The Ice Storm, Hulk, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon) and filmmaking techniques (the use of High Frame Rate cameras)
I have enjoyed the films of Guillermo de Toro (Shape of Water, Hellboy, Pan's Labyrinth)