Godard. I feel like I’ve written so much about Godard over the years. I’ll be the first to grant that if you consider documentaries and experimental cinema alongside narrative fiction cinema, then godard would probably
Malick. Malick’s case is incredibly strong for a relatively modern auteur. He is certainly having a puzzling decade by first giving us perhaps his best career work- and then falling on his face with a
Tarantino. Man, this is tough! Tarantino is not only my highest ranking director on the list to debut his first film post-1990, he’s actually the first on the list to debut post-1980 (Lynch’s eraserhead debuted in 1977).
Eisenstein. I’d probably have Eisenstein over murnau if I thought Potemkin was closer to sunrise. As you’ll see below I don’t have a ton of Eisenstein films in the archives but they all have really good grades, certainly “style-plus”