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There are many directors here which are all too often overlooked or outright ignored. So much so, many of them are not even honored with an IMDb profile picture, which ought to be a capital offense. No picture of Michael Powell, Nicholas Ray, Carol Reed, Jean-Pierre Melville, Victor Fleming. Every living person, millennial or otherwise, ought to feel perpetually offended by this.
Admittedly, this list has a bias towards directors from Classical Cinema, but that's merely due to the fact that film-making from this period was objectively superior. Arthouse Cinema also seems to take precedence, but with no deliberate intent.
-Body of work -Consistency in quality -Style & Aesthetics
In order of nationality:
The Monuments Men (2014)
The Undeveloped Men
At first sight, everything seems to be going for this film: the concept, the cast, the director, the writers -- even the trailer makes it seem worthwhile. So what went wrong? The writing went wrong.
The film does a good job of showing that no matter how great other aspects may be, without good writing you have nothing. With perhaps the exception of Clooney's character, there is little development for many of the other characters. This becomes apparent when certain scenes arise requiring an emotional response, but since we're yet to really get to know them, we feel nothing.
If you are wanting to see this film based upon being a fan of one of the featured actors, then you will be disappointed. Bill Murray and John Goodman in particular seem very underused and an overall missed opportunity. There is also very little humour, considering its concept and cast (I understand it's set in Nazi Germany, but that's no excuse).
Save the cost of an expensive theater ticket and wait for the rental.