Friday, July 27, 2012
Best Director picks for the 2000''s
Just for fun, I've decided to post my picks for Best Director for the 2000's because those are the films I've seen the most:
2000: Steven Soderbergh for Traffic, Ang Lee is amazing, but Soderberg is simply brilliant.
2001: Peter Jackson, his acheievement was terrific.
2002: Rob Marshall, he really made Chicago soar.
2003: Undecided, both Jackson, Coppola, and Eastwood are all so great!!!
2004: Clint Eastwood, Million Dollar Baby is perfectly directed, if not perfectly written.
2005: Paul Haggis, I may be in a minority around here, but I love Crash, and his direction is fantastic. He gets incredible performances out of his cast and balances all the stories so well. But I need to rewatch Brokeback and Capote and see G.A.G.L and Munich.
2006: Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu hands down. I still need to see Eastwood and Greengrass's films (Not to mention rewatch The Departed, but innaritu's work on babel is astonishing.
2007: Another undecided, but maybe I'd lean towards Anderson.
2008: Danny Boyle. Daldry and Van Sant are close-runner's up, but I think Slumdog was the film that benefited most from the directing. It was simply dazzling.
2009: I've only seen 2 (Lee Daniels for Precious and Jason Reitman for Up In The Air), and I make it a rule that I need to see at least 3 of the nominees in any category to make my pick.
So, tell me your picks! Your thoughts, do you agree/disagree with me? I'll probably publish a post on my original screenplay and adapted screenplay picks. I also could do profiles on any of these categories!