Good films are most likely byproducts of brilliant and talented film directors. It doesn’t matter whether they are the best modern movies or even notable game-changing classic movies. All of these were done with a good director on the helm.
The Song for Marion team would like to present you several of the best directors we have in the 21st century. Let’s take a look shall we?
If there was a director out there whose name was synonymous with “style”, Quentin Tarantino would be it. Tarantino started as a film enthusiast in a video rental store. He was able to foster that enthusiasm into creating his own films.
On the surface, Tarantino’s films can be described as simply “cool”. The action sequences are larger than life and bloodier than the depths of hell. He is ultimately filming things that he thinks people might like to see.
Apart from that, his characters are great and memorable. Tarantino’s characters are very distinct. Even the robbers in Reservoir Dogs who are just named after colors stick to a person’s memory because of how they come across on screen. The whole vibe of Tarantino’s films is just very bad ass.
If you have trouble believing that, just watch Samuel Jackson crack his famed Ezekiel quote in Pulp Fiction. If that doesn’t give you goosebumps, why even watch movies?
More than the style though is the substance. Tarantino’s films have a lot of dialogue that helps flesh out the characters and world. These films are not just some explosion display as seen in some action movies.
These are carefully crafted and co-dependent worlds that have been well thought out. We are eager to see what Tarantino directs next.
Hayao Miyazaki is a director whose works have probably touched more lives than you could imagine. This Japanese director has been knocking it out of the park with every single one of his movies for the past years.
Miyazaki focuses on fantasy realms where magic and odd things come into play. These worlds are built from the ground up and populated with characters and events that, despite its wild environment, touch people in the heart.
His works are relatable for both children and adults. More importantly though, his films are timeless. As the years go by, these films only seem to age like a fine wine.
Moving away from feature films, we introduce Michael Moore onto this list. Moore has always used his camera to catch and present reality to the viewers through his documentaries.
The special thing about Moore is his unforgiving commitment to find and show the reality. He asks questions that not a lot of people would, and he keeps pushing until he gets an answer. And as seen in his work, when no answer is given, that in itself speaks volumes.
He has written documentaries on a number of topics such as 9/11, school shootings, Trump, Capitalism, and the healthcare system.
There are more than just three amazing 21st century directors. As film enthusiasts, it is your job to discover these directors and find out what truths and stories they are presenting. Happy viewing.