David Lynch can be pretentious, but I think a lot of it is him being weird. But that doesn't mean he's never, genuinely pretentious. I feel like I need to revisit his entire filmography, as some of it was just too long ago and they're in need of second viewings, in general.
Paul Thomas Anderson? No. He's the shit.
Originally Posted by LJJ
Aronofsky has a significantly higher pretense-substance ratio.
I haven't seen Black Swan, but I've seen everything else. I wouldn't agree.