Yes, indeed. For those curious, Entertainment Weekly has updated their annual list of the greatest directors actively working today. To scroll through each director's individual slide (with commentary on the selection), follow the link. Should you simply desire to observe the list, I've posted it below.
and Ethan Coen 8.Paul
Thomas Anderson 9.Woody
Allen 10.Mike Leigh 11.Ben Affleck 12.Christopher Nolan 13.David O. Russell 14.Michael Haneke 15.Darren Aronofsky 16.James Cameron 17.Alexander Payne 18.Ang Lee 19.Roman Polanski 20.Peter Jackson 21.Lars Von Trier 22.Wes Anderson 23.Spike Lee 24.Pedro Almodovar 25.Clint Eastwood
I've been meaning to cancel my subscription to EW for a couple of years now. The ads on the side are becoming more and more sickening for me, and this list of theirs is a very good reminder to just, give it up.
The Sunne in Splendour; I prefer my Roses White
"A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory."
As I've noticed over the last few years of seeing these, they do tend to base these rankings on what Hollywood filmmakers have been more relevant, so the inclusion of Affleck so high doesn't surprise me (especially given how he was 2012's "Entertainer of the Year"), though I wouldn't quite agree with the placement.
I can't help but feel that, should "Gravity" and "Pacific Rim" be successful, that Alfonso Cuaron and Guillermo Del Toro will easily make this list, next year.
Personally, while this list might be a bit too Hollywood friendly, I will say that, as Hollywood directors go, those who made the Top 10 were pretty respectable selections, particularly David Fincher, the Coen Brothers, and Paul Thomas Anderson. I'm still not sure why they continuously feel it sufficient to list Scorsese's slide as "it's Martin Scorsese, come on..." when they never rank him above Spielberg, who always gets a rather in-depth analysis.