Directors

Jean-Pierre Melville
David Cronenberg
Steven Soderbergh
Jim Jarmusch
Martin Scorsese
Christopher Nolan
Alfonso Cuarón
Guillermo del Toro
Lars von Trier
Jonathan Glazer
David Fincher
Quentin Tarantino
David Lynch
Alfred Hitchcock
Orson Welles
Stanley Kubrick
Chan-wook Park
Bong Joon-ho
Steve McQueen
Rian Johnson
Nicolas Winding Refn

in their films, i see:
aesthetic, style, form, ambition, no-bullshit, no-nonsense, emotion, no-filters, no compromises, humanity, attitude, soundtracks, no-soundtracks, epics, arcs, characters, set pieces, cultural touchstones, significance, Obsession, Fetishization, codification, statements of life, nuance, boldness, plot, no-plot, audacity, introspection, coolness, fugue-state, quality, structure, no-structure, precision, hidden meanings on multiple viewings.