The 147th Best Director of All-Time: Eric Rohmer

Rohmer. Rohmer is a significant figure in the French New Wave, Rohmer really picked up when frankly the best of Godard had come and gone in 1967. Rohmer’s camera style is straightforward, but the placement

The 146th Best Director of All-Time: George Miller

George Miller. I view Miller completely different now since Fury Road and I’m racking my brain for another example of an auteur with a career peak this late (70 at the time of his best

The 145th Best Director of All-Time: Joseph Mankiewicz

Mankiewicz.  Mankiewicz was no visual master but he has four films that land in the top 100 of their respective decade and there’s a consistency in the writing and structure of his films that cannot

The 144th Best Director of All-Time: Lynne Ramsay

Ramsay.  Ramsay works so infrequently but she’s four for four here with films that landed in the top 100 of their respective decade. That’s extremely rare. She’s made four films in 20+ years (releasing in

The 143rd Best Director of All-Time: Todd Haynes

Haynes. Haynes has a very worthy entry in the top 100 of the decade in the 1990’s, 2000’s and 2010’s. He’s a master of production design (often oppressive beauty/suburbia) whose work is part of the

The 142nd Best Director of All-Time: Alain Resnais

Resnais. Resnais may have been more influential than he is accomplished. I hope another study of his work proves me wrong. Resnais does not have a top 500 film of all-time and there are plenty

The 141st Best Director of All-Time: Hal Ashby

Ashby. Ashby is an important figure in the American New Wave of the 1970’s or the “New Hollywood”. Look at his seven first films below, an extraordinary run, and he stays in the decade. He

The 140th Best Director of All-Time: Mike Leigh

Leigh. I did some of the metrics for my project here before I did a thorough Mike Leigh study from November 2019 to January 2020. Leigh’s place will change over time but I couldn’t put

The 10 Best Directors of the 2010’s

I’ve been doing a “best directors on the planet” list for years now but this is my first attempt at doing a directors of a decade list. Here we go: Christopher Nolan – I don’t

The 139th Best Director of All-Time: Tod Browning

Browning. Browning, after Gus Van Sant, is the second director to make the list without a top 500 film. For the consensus critics list (I’ll get to it more below) - that film is Freaks.

The 138th Best Director of All-Time: Terence Davies

Davies. Terence Davies delivers the harsh realities of life in a swooningingly lyrical style. His resume includes a top 500 film, 3 films in the top 100 of their respective decade (and The Long Day

The 137th Best Director of All-Time: Abbas Kiarostami

Kiarostami. Kiarostami is an accomplished auteur and worthy acolyte of the cinematic realists. If you roughly break down the auteurs by those that are grounded in realism, and those grounded in exresspionism—again—he’s an important figure

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