This year is already off to a great start if the movies lined up are anything to go by. Many times, the difference between a good movie and a bad one is a good and able director calling the shots. There have been a couple of Hollywood directors who have been missing in action since a few years. Lucky for you, we've been keeping track. There are several such names that are making a comeback this year. These are the directors whose movies you would have seen, but you might not have noticed their names unless you happen to be a hardcore movie buff. Whether you know them or not, these upcoming flicks are sure to be a visual treat.
Martin McDonagh – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
McDonagh is famous for his 2008 film In Bruges for which he won an Academy Award. His last movie as a director was Seven Psychopaths released five years ago. His new movie is a dark comedy drama about a mother who paints three billboards after months pass by without any suspects turning up in her daughter's murder investigation.
Dayton and Faris is a husband-wife team that works very well together as a director duo. After their debut film Little Miss Sunshine, they directed Ruby Sparks in 2012. And now, they are back with Battle of the Sexes, which is the true story of the 1973 tennis match between a legend and an ex-champ starring Emma Stone and Steve Carell.
Steven Soderbergh – Logan Lucky
The Ocean's Eleven director is back after four long years. His last movie was Side Effects in 2013. He is marked his return with a promising new film, Logan Lucky, a movie about two brothers who pull off a heist during a NASCAR race in North Carolina. Read the Logan Lucky review here.
Tomas Alfredson – The Snowman
The Swedish director is back after six years. He's known for his horror romance movie Let The Right One In. His last movie was Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, a Cold War thriller starring the likes of Gary Oldman, Colin Firth and Tom Hardy. His new venture, The Snowman is about the disappearance of a woman whose pink scarf is found wrapped around a scary snowman.
Edgar Wright – Baby Driver
Edgar Wright is known for movies like Scott Pilgrim Vs The World, Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz. After four years, he returned with Baby Driver, a crime thriller movie about a getaway driver who is forced to take part in a heist after being made to work for a crime boss. Read the Baby Driver review here.
Which of these directors are you glad to see back in action? Let us know in the comments below.