A former Marine who turned his lifelong interest in writing towards screenplays and film. Writer and director of People of the Book, Until Dawn and China Mieville's Familiar.
I agree. Most of his films seem like a play. I would say Hateful 8 is the supreme example of that. It's no surprise he considered doing Reservoir as a play at one point. And it's not unique, but compelling and wonderful. I don't like all his work, but I absolutely respect it.