The A.V. Club recently published a three-part series listing their top 50 films from the '90s. As expected the likes of Tarantino, Scorsese, Fincher and the Coen Brothers appear, several, multiple times. What was unexpected was the complete lack of women directors, no black directors and very few foreign films.
Critics such as Aisha Harris of Slate, Carrie Rickey and NPR’s Linda Holmes have engaged with A.V. Club writers on Twitter and published alternate lists. I find the lack of women directors on the list surprising considering that during the '90s, many critically acclaimed films and cult following films were directed by women.