Gone in Sixty Seconds director Dominic Sena is unjustly dissed in this Amazon.com listing of the 12 Worst Movie Directors Today. Apart from loving Gone in Sixty Seconds as a personal guilty pleasure, it obviously has its shit wrapped tight. It’s a cleanly and confidently directed utility film with a smirky, cool-cat attitude, photographed with first-rate composition and lighting and cut like a champ. I could watch this film once a year for the rest of my life without pain or regret.
And not including Sweetest Thing director Roger Kumble on the top-ten list is just derelict. I’m not even sure it’s fair to include Joel Schumacher with films like D.C. Cab, Falling Down, The Client and Tigerland on his resume. I completely agree with Barry Sonnenfeld and George Lucas topping the list. (Thanks to Anne Thompson for alerting me to this.)