10 highest scoring new/contemporary directors

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I'm enjoying this thread

so is cinema dead?

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If cinema is dead then baby I'm Carl Tanzler

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that's so disturbing. i love it!

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DSouza_Vasco wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:32 am
29/June/2020
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)
1. Joon-ho Bong_______________88.0 (5)
2. S. Craig Zahler______________83.3 (3)
3. Lee Unkrich________________81.7 (3)
4. John Lasseter______________ 81.7 (3)
5. Rian Johnson_______________81.7 (3)
6. Christopher McQuarrie_______81.3 (4)
7. Pete Docter________________80.0 (3)
8. Brad Bird__________________76.7 (3)
9. James Gray________________76.7 (3)
10. Spike Jonze_______________76.3 (4)
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Wachowski Sisters________________76.3 (4)
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Re: 10 highest scoring new/contemporary directors

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Last update (2020):
Spoiler!
Moribunny wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:14 pm
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
2024:

1. Asghar Farhadi - 85.4 (8)
2. Radu Jude - 84.3 (8)
3. Sylvain Chomet - 81.0 (3)
4. Matteo Garrone - 80.2 (5)
5. Nuri Bilge Ceylan - 79.8 (9)
6. Lucretia Martel - 79.5 (4)
7. Lynne Ramsay - 79.4 (8)
8. Nina Paley - 78.0 (3)
9. Andrey Zvyagintsev - 77.8 (6)
10. Adrian Sitaru - 77.7 (3) (new entry)
11. Cristian Mungiu - 76.6 (7)
12. Michel Franco - 75.4 (5) (new entry)
13. Josh & Ben Safdie - 75.2 (5)
14. Jacques Audiard - 74.5 (6)
15. Harmony Korine - 73.4 (7)
=16. Joanna Hogg - 72.8 (4) (new entry)
=16. Sean Durkin - 72.8 (4) (new entry)
18. Jafar Panahi - 72.6 (10)
19. Andrew Bujalski - 72.3 (6)
20. Michelangelo Frammartino - 72.0 (3) (new entry)
21. J.C. Chandor - 71.8 (4)
22. Jiang Wen - 71.7 (3)
23. Shane Meadows - 71.1 (7)
24. Oren Moverman - 71.0 (3)
25. Steve James - 70.3 (3)

Runners up: Larry Charles, Larry Clark, Matthias Glasner, Ciro Guerra, S. Craig Zahler, Robert Eggers, Calvin Reeder, Joseph Cedar, Lukas Moodysson

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Went with 2000 or later for their first feature.

1. Sean Durkin - 85 (3)
2. Ari Aster - 80 (3)
3. Jonathan Glazer - 78.75 (4)
4. Kenneth Lonergan - 78.33 (3)
4. Robert Eggers - 78.33 (3)
6. Safdie brothers - 76.67 (3)
7. Oren Moverman - 76.25 (4)
8. Andrea Arnold - 75 (4)
9. Asghar Farhadi - 74.17 (6)
10. Derek Cianfrance - 73.33 (3)
11. Damien Chazelle - 70 (4)
12. Xavier Dolan - 70 (3)
12. S. Craig Zahler - 70 (3)
14. Pete Docter - 68.33 (3)
14. Hiromasa Yonebayashi - 68.33 (3)

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Christopher Nolan - 84.6 (10)
Denis Villeneuve - 83.9 (7)
Bong Joon-Ho - 80.3 (3)
Makoto Shinkai - 79.7 (3)
Joachim Trier - 78.4 (3)
Gareth Evans - 78 (2)
Wes Anderson - 73.8 (9)
Edgar Wright - 73.6 (5)
Damien Chazelle - 73.3 (3)
Sam Mendes - 72.8 (4)

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My movie watching has really fallen off, so my newer directors are ones with their feature debut in 1996 -- my median year (that's only 28 years, ago. right?) -- or later (with avg percentile and count):

1. Alexander Payne: 84.33 (3)
2. Jason Reitman: 81.33 (3)
3. Brad Bird: 76 (3)
4. Rian Johnson: 74.33 (3)
5. Byron Howard: 74.33 (3)
6. Guy Ritchie: 71.33 (3)
7. Lee Unkrich: 70 (4)
8. Joss $@&@# Whedon: 69 (3)
9. Christopher Nolan: 68.125 (8)
10. Wes Anderson: 65.67 (3)

Probably a reflection of how much Disney rules my world these days. None of this is surprising, except maybe how close some of these guys (and, they are all "guys") to the cutoff date.

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martryn wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2013 7:03 am
martryn wrote:1. Joss Whedon, 3 films (88.67)
2. Christopher Nolan, 7 films (86.57)
3. Edgar Wright, 3 films (86.33)
4. Brad Bird, 3 films (85.00)
5. Danny Boyle, 3 films (84.33)
6. Darren Aronofsky, 4 films (84.25)
7. Guy Ritchie, 5 films (82.8)
8. Matthew Vaughn, 4 films (81.5)
9. Doug Liman, 4 films (80)
10. Marc Forster, 5 films (79.8)

Little bit ashamed of some of those rankings.
1. Joss Whedon, 3 films (88.67)
2. Christopher Nolan, 7 films (87.14)
3. Edgar Wright, 3 films (86.33)
4. Brad Bird, 3 films (85.00)
5. Darren Aronofsky, 4 films (84.25)
6. Danny Boyle, 4 films (84.00)
7. Rian Johnson, 3 films (83.67) --> Ranked Looper which gave me 3 films
8. Guy Ritchie, 5 films (82.80)
9. Matthew Vaughn, 4 films (81.00)
10. Doug Liman, 4 films (81.00)

Just an update. Still a little bit embarrassed.
My once a decade update.

1. Christopher Nolan, 10 films, 90.4 (sorry, Moribunny, but I think he's great)
2. Wes Anderson, 6 films, 88.33
3. Lee Unkrich, 5 films, 87.4 Pixar director
4. Edgar Wright, 5 films, 86.4
5. Danny Boyle, 4 films, 86.25
6. Darren Aronofsky, 4 films, 85.75
7. Pete Docter, 4 films, 84.5 Another Pixar director
8. Brad Bird, 5 films, 83.6 A third Pixar director. I like Pixar films. They make me cry.
9. Spike Jonze, 4 films, 83
10. Paul Thomas Anderson, 5 films, 82.8

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Sticking with >1996 debut, although arguably it should be >2006 now:


1. Chang-dong Lee 78.3
2. Yorgos Lanthimos 73
3. Louis C.K. 70.8
4. Lynne Ramsay 70
5. P. T. Anderson 69.8
6. Zhangke Jia 69.2
7. Joon-ho Bong 66.2
8. Ki-duk Kim 63.7
9. Denis Villeneuve 61.8
10. Robert Eggers 59.6

Biggest change is that Apichatpong Weerasethakul has dropped right off my list from previously being #1. He would have been #11. My estimation of his work hasn't really changed; looks like I just found a few films of his that I disliked.

Properly "new" directors to my list are Yorgos Lanthimos, Denis Villeneuve, Robert Eggers.

(I decided to remove Shannon Hartman from consideration as I don't think they really fit the spirit of the list)

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