The 10 Most Promising Rising Directors

In my opinion
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“ Lives of the Others was a true masterpiece. This guy's first movie is better than most directors' whole resumés. I hope this is the first of his many achievements. ” - elijah_bukreev
“ In Bruges was an epic film. A director to watch! ” - elijah_bukreev
“ I actually only saw (500) Days of Summer because all tickets to Inglourious Basterds had been sold out. I was expecting a regular romcom. I got a brilliant film, and a brilliant director to watch. ” - elijah_bukreev
“ District 9 was amazing. Amazing as a stand alone film, but even more amazing considering it was his first movie. Let's see what else he has in store. ” - elijah_bukreev
“ He showed some great filmmaking skills with last year's A Single Man. I'm looking forward to his next work. ” - elijah_bukreev
“ Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud made this year's adorable Despicable Me. I hear there's going to be a sequel. I hope they make it as good as the first, among many other cinematic gems! ” - elijah_bukreev
“ After writing screenplays to movies like Minority Report, he made his directing debut with The Lookout, an intriguing little film. I'm sure he's not a one trick pony and will get better and better in the near future. ” - elijah_bukreev
“ Phil Lord and Chris Miller made the cute animated movie Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. I'm sure I'm not the only one to want to see more of these guys' work. ” - elijah_bukreev
“ As you may have guessed, I am a fan of animation. The movie Bolt might not be on the level of Pixar films, but, hey, what is? It was fun, and I would pay to see more of Byron Howard and Chris Williams' movies. Tangled doesnt look too good though. We'll see. ” - elijah_bukreev
Duncan Jones
Director, Moon
“ In all honesty, I did not like Moon. It wasnt exactly a bad film, but i thought that, given the interesting premise, it could have been a whole lot better. I was disappointed by the final result, but I still thought this director had real talent. He seems to be the kind of person that learns on his mistakes, so I'm looking forward to what Mr. Jones does next. ” - elijah_bukreev