I'll agree with you on the first two, but on that last point, you probably named 3 of my favorite directors of the past 30 years. Spike is pretty beat-you-over-the-head with the points he drives home, but Inside Man, 25th Hour, and He Got Game are all winners in my book. Anderson has a pretty affected look to all his movies, and if that puts you off I can understand. Tarantino, however, is probably the most surprising name here. I feel like he has decent stories, pretty good characters, and probably the best dialogue in movies today. What don't you like?