cecil its making u sound like mel gibson
jeff glad u like benji at least early benji but i always thought lassie a poor mans rin tin tin
Jean-Luc Godard, Lars Von Trier, Pedro Almodóvar, Fernando Meirelles, Michael Haneke, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Steven Soderbergh, Paul Greengrass and post-Unforgiven Clint Eastwood. I also think Spielberg hasn’t made a real good movie since E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, although I do have fun with Jurassic Park and the Indiana Jones sequels. Those are the ones that spring to mind immediately, but there are others.
Oh, and Glauber Rocha!
Godard and Von Trier= pompous crap
James Cameron! With that amount of money anyone would be able to give birth to “great” movies.
I knew somebody would get on me about not liking Ozu, but that really isn’t the point.
With the exception of GRAND ILLUSION and BOUDU SAVED FROM DROWNING
The Coen Brothers
I could go on all night!
“I could go on all night!”
That’s too bad.
Lars Von trier ( just because of his sexism)
George Lucas (hes just a cash cow now)
And if I have to see his pissed off look anymore this awards season cause he didnt win best director Jason Reitman is going to go on this list.
Altman escapes me. Time and again.
Stanley Kubric, with the exception of Spartacus.
Akira Kurosawa. If he was an American filmmaker I have a gut feeling he would be a lot less revered.
Definitely Godard, I’ve found his films either boring or painful to sit through (WEEKEND was indeed painful). I concur with many of the names in previous posts, Burton (overrated), Truffaut (BRIDE WORE BLACK=bland), Cameron (eye candy, short on substance), Allen (not as funny as others would have me think), Spielberg (the name says it all), Lucas (again, the name says it all)……….
I may be showing my ignorance here, but I can’t stand any PETER GREENAWAY films I’ve seen. They are SOOO far over my head my neck hurts.
glad to hear I am not the only one Justin
Clint Eastwood , Is he considered as an acclaimed filmmaker :)
Godard (yes, it’s quite painful sitting through his films, except for Band of outsiders, and breathless)
Woody Allen could be a pain in the ass to sometimes..
Malick too (nice cinematographers he put to work though, but that doesn’t help)
Oh, and George Lucas. After the original Star Wars and Indy films it was all down hill!
Did I mention James Cameron.. Okay well, I did. So.. James Cameron.
Mark Canton, I Salute You:
“Mr. Cameron, who singles himself out to be a visionary of movie-making, seems to have a small vision regarding any motion pictures that are not his own. It is amazing that in the movie-making process – which is certainly a team sport – that Cameron consistently celebrates himself out as though he is a team of one. His comments are ridiculous, self-serving and insulting to those of us who are not caught up in serving his ego and his rhetoric.”
Read this article
Mark Canton may actually be my hero.
Jean Luc Godard
Yeah, Jean Luc Godard too. I liked “Breathless” when I was 14 – not any more. I’m glad I’m not the only one ;)
Godard and Wes Anderson. Their films are so void of emotion and are just smoke and mirrors for the critics. Also they seem like pricks.
Robert Altman – just really disagree with his style, though I remember liking Gosford Park
Atom Egoyan – The Sweet Hereafter was unbearable. One of the only films I couldn’t finish watching. Nobody seems to act or speak like a real person in his films.
Spielberg – I haven’t liked a single movie of his since I was 13