Every director on this list has made a bad movie as far as I'm concerned.
I agree, which is what makes only getting to remove one a decision to be carefully considered. There are 2 directors I know nothing about, which makes it likely they will make it to the end.
My two front runners were Jia Zhangke and Andrew Bujalski. I've seen two films from Zhangke and hated them both. Bujalski I've only seen Computer Chess, which is a film that if I could slap it I would probably never stop until I was sure it was dead. However, I feel that's not enough to make my decision on. I haven't seen enough to strike them from the list.
Which is why I'm removing Ben Wheatley
. I've seen all his features because Kill List is one of the best from this decade. Sightseers is very funny and I defended the acid trip A Field in England. Since then there's been High Rise, which is technically interesting but increasingly incomprehensible as it goes along and then Free Fire, a colossal waste of an All Star ensemble's time and talent. Nobody who makes Free Fire should be part of this group.