Ten Best Films of 2007

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Postby koook160 » Wed Jan 11, 2012 4:24 pm

1. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
2. Ratatouille
3. The Lookout
4. There Will Be Blood
5. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
6. Before the Devil Knows You're Dead
7. I'm Not There
8. Gone Baby Gone
9. Atonement
10. Into the Wild

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Postby Hollywood Z » Fri Aug 13, 2010 8:38 pm

1. No Country for Old Men
2. Juno
3. There Will be Blood
4. Ratatouille
5. Atonement
6. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
7. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
8. Hot Fuzz
9. Zodiac
10. Michael Clayton
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Postby rudeboy » Fri Apr 09, 2010 4:16 pm

1. The Witnesses (Andre Techine)
2. Sunshine (Danny Boyle)
3. Bridge to Terabithia (Gabor Csupas)
4. Persepolis (Vincent Paronnaud & Marjane Satrapi)
5. Paranoid Park (Gus Van Sant)
6. Boy A (John Crowley)
7. Into the Wild (Sean Penn)
8. Zodiac (David Fincher)
9. Away From Her (Sarah Polley)
10. Stardust (Matthew Vaughan)

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Postby dws1982 » Thu Jul 24, 2008 5:57 pm

I think you should give Regular Lovers and Dans Paris a look before officially closing the books on 2007, Damien.

Although I may be wrong in recommending them, since looking at your list, we had some pretty marked differences of opinion on some films.




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Postby OscarGuy » Thu Jul 24, 2008 1:22 pm

Let me just say how happy I am to see someone else rate Bridge to Terabithia so highly!
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Postby Damien » Thu Jul 24, 2008 12:19 pm

Here's my final take on 2007 (except that I still need to see Syndromes And A Century sometime). This is based on films released in New York in 2007. And it was a quite wonderful year.

4 Stars:

1. Tears Of The Black Tiger (Wisit Sasanatieng)
2. Gone Baby Gone (Ben Affleck)
3, Verdict On Auschwitz: The Frankfurt Auschwitz Trial 1963-1965 (Rolf Bickel and Dietrich Wagner)
4. Persepolis (Vincent Paronnaud and Marjane Satrapi)

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3½ Stars:

5. Private Fears In Public Places (Alain Resnais)
6. Killer Of Sheep (Charles Burnett)
7. The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford (Andrew Dominik)
8. The Wind That Shakes The Barley (Ken Loach)
9. Evening (Lajos Koltai)
10. Bridge To Terabithia (Gabor Csupo)
11. The Diving Bell And The Butterfly (Julian Schnabel)
12. Flanders (Bruno Dumont)
13. We Own The Night (James Gray)
14. Redacted (Brian De Palma)
15. Hot Fuzz (Edgar Wright)
16. 2 Days In Paris (Julie Delpy)
17. Away From Her (Sara Polley)
18. The Darjeeling Limited (Wes Anderson)
19. Into The Wild (Sean Penn)
20. Offside (Jafar Panahi)
21. Sicko (Michael Moore)
22. Ten Canoes (Rolf De Heer)

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3 Stars:

23. Whole New Thing (Amnon Buchbinder)
24. Juno (Jason Reitman)
25. Once (John Carney)
26. 12:08 East Of Bucharest (Corneliu Porumboiu)
27. Zodiac (David Fincher)
28. I’m Not There (Todd Haynes)
29. Michael Clayton (Tony Gilroy)
30. Blame It On Fidel (Julie Gavras)
31. The Hottest State (Ethan Hawke)
32. Alvin And The Chipmunks (Tim Hill)
33. The Bubble (Etyan Fox)
34. Breach (Billy Ray)
35. Control (Anton Corbijn)
36. Black Book (Paul Verhoeven)
37. 3:10 To Yuma (James Mangold)
38. Music And Lyrics (Marc Lawrence)
39. No End In Sight (Charles Ferguson)
40. A Mighty Heart (Michael Winterbottom)
41. Talk To Me (Kasi Lemmons)
42. Live-In Maid (Jorge Gaggero)
43. The Simpsons Movie (David Silverman)


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2 ½ Stars:

44. The Lives Of Others (Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck)
45. Grindhouse (Robert Rodriguez/Quentin Tarantino et al.)
46. Eastern Promises (David Cronenberg)
47. The Jane Austen Book Club (Amy Swicord)
48. Atonement (Joe Wright)
49. Across The Universe (Julie Taymor)
50. In The Valley Of Elah (Paul Haggis)
51. Sunshine (Danny Boyle)
52. Lady Chatterly (Pascale Ferren)
53. Things We Lost In The Fire (Susanne Bier)
54. Billy The Kid (Jennifer Venditti)
55. The Astronaut Farmer (Michael Polish)
56. Paris, Je T’aime (Various directors)
57. The Hoax (Lasse Hallström)
58. Golden Door (Emanuele Crialese)
59. Joshua (George Ratliff)
60. Host (Joun-ho Bong)
61. Mr. Bean’s Holiday (Steve Bendelack)
62. Starting Out In The Evening (Andrew Wagner)
63. Because I Said So (Michael Lehmann)
64. La vie en Rose (Olivier Dahan)
65. The Orphanage (Juan Antonio Bayona)
66. Pathfinder (Marcus Nispel)

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2 Stars:

67. No Country For Old Men (Joel and Ethan Coen)
68. Spider-Man 3 (Sam Raimi)
69. Private Property (Joachim Lafosse)
70. Waitress (Adrienne Shelley)
71. The Mist (Frank Darabont)
72. Enchanted (Kevin Lima)
73. There Will Be Blood (Paul Thomas Anderson)
74. Epic Movie (Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer)
75. Silk (François Girard)
76. Into Great Silence (Philip Gröning)
77. Lust/Caution (Ang Lee)
78. Moliere (Laurent Tirard)
79. After The Wedding(Susanne Bier)
80. Bug (William Friedkin)
81. Ratatouille (Goddamn Cartoon)
82. Nancy Drew (Andrew Fleming)
83. Rescue Dawn (Werner Herzog)
84. 28 Weeks Later (Juan Carlos Fresnadillo)
85. Before The Devil Knows You’re Dead (Sid)
86. 300 (Zack Snyder)




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Postby Heksagon » Sat May 17, 2008 1:33 pm

This year, I have been even slower in seeing new releases than usually; I think this is the first "Top 10" list I've posted this year. Well, better late than never.

I guess I was the only one on this board who liked American Gangster.

****

1. There Will Be Blood

***½

2. 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days
3. Persepolis
4. Zodiac

***

5. No Country for Old Men
6. American Gangster
7. Death Proof
8. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
9. Superbad
10. Away from Her

**½

11. Planet Terror
12. Atonement
13. Charlie Wilson's War

**

14. Simpsons: The Movie
15. Michael Clayton
16. Knocked Up
17. The Bridge to Terabithia
18. The Wind That Shakes the Barley
19. Into the Wild



20. Eastern Promises
21. Black Book
22. Offside
23. I Am Legend
24. Juno
25. Ratatouille
26. Sweeney Todd
27. I'm Not There

*

28. Darjeeling Limited
29. Enchanted
30. The Bourne Ultimatum
31. Spider-Man 3
32. Sicko
33. 3:10 to Yuma
34. Surf's Up

½

35. The Mist
36. In the Valley of Elah
37. Blades of Glory
38. The Golden Compass
39. Gone Baby Gone
40. The Transformers
41. 300

no stars

42. Beowulf
43. You, the Living

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Postby Sabin » Tue Apr 08, 2008 12:06 am

I've since revisited several of my favorites this year and I will submit 2007 as one of the all-time greats.

****
1. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (dir. Andrew Dominik)
2. There Will Be Blood (dir. Paul Thomas Anderson) (NEW)
3. I'm Not There (dir. Todd Haynes) (NEW)
4. No Country for Old Men (dir. Joel & Ethan Coen) (NEW)
5. Into the Wild (dir. Sean Penn)
6. Zodiac (dir. David Fincher)
7. The Lives of Others (dir. Florian von Donnersmarck)
8. The Host (dir. Bong Joo-ho)
9. My Kid Could Paint That (dir. Amir Bar-Lev)

***1/2
10. Offside (dir. Jafar Panahi)
11. Superbad (dir. Greg Mottolla...and suck it)
12. Ratatouille (dir. Brad Bird)
13. Away from Her (dir. Sarah Polley) (NEW)
14. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (dir. Julian Schnabel) (NEW)
15. The Savages (dir. Tamra Jenkins) (NEW)
16. The Bourne Ultimatum (dir. Paul Greengrass)
17. 28 Weeks Later (dir. Juan Carlos Fresnadillo)
18. The Darjeeling Limited (dir. Wes Anderson) (UPGRADED)
19. Juno (dir. James Reitman) (NEW)
20. Gone Baby Gone (dir. Ben Affleck) (NEW)
21. Michael Clayton (dir. Tony Gilroy)
22. Knocked Up (dir. Judd Apatow)
23. We Own the Night (dir. James Gray)
24. Dan in Real Life (dir. Peter Hedges) (NEW)

***
25. Black Snake Moan (dir. Craig Brewer)
26. 3:10 to Yuma (dir. James Mangold)
27. Atonement (dir. Joe Wright) (NEW)
28. Rescue Dawn (dir. Werner Herzog)
29. Brand Upon the Brain! (dir. Guy Maddin)
30. Beowulf (dir. Robert Zemekis) (NEW)
31. 30 Days of Night (dir. David Slade)
32. Grindhouse: The Whole Experience (dir. Robert Rodriguez/Eli Roth/Quentin Tarantino/Edgar Wright/Rob Zombie)
33. Enchanted (dir. Kevin Lima)

**1/2
34. Eastern Promises (dir. David Cronenberg)
35. Lust, Caution (dir. Ang Lee)
36. Sunshine (dir. Danny Boyle) (more of a B- than a C+)
36. Smokin' Aces (dir. Joe Carnahan)
37. Rocket Science (dir. Jeffrey Blitz)
38. Once (dir. John Carney)
39. Margot at the Wedding (dir. Noah Baumbach) (NEW)
40. Control (dir. Anton Corbijn) (NEW)
41. Paris, Je T'Aime (dir. Buncha Dudes)
42. In the Valley of Elah (dir. Paul Haggis) (because Tommy Lee Jones elevates the subpar material, it is no longer subpar and to ignore the gravity of his scenes is to do the film's incidental triumph a disservice)
43. Lars and the Real Girl (dir. Craig Guillepse)
44. The Lookout (dir. Scott Frank)
45. Charlie Wilson's War (dir. Mike Nichols) (NEW)
46. Transformers (dir. Michael Bay)
47. American Gangster (dir. Ridley Scott)
48. Across the Universe (dir. Julie Taymor) (NEW)
49. An Unreasonable Man (dir. Henriette Mantel, Steve Skrovan)

**
50. King of California (dir. Mike Cahill) (NEW)
51. Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (dir. Sidney Lumet)
52. Southland Tales (dir. Richard Kelly) (NEW)
53. Spider-Man 3 (dir. Sam Raimi)

*1/2
54. Lucky You (dir. Curtis Hanson)




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Postby Sabin » Fri Feb 29, 2008 2:08 pm

Wow. The Darjeeling Limited. Discuss.

I thought the film was uneven but very, very strong in parts upon my first viewing and really warmed up to it on my second viewing on El Al. I plan on renting it in the next day or two.
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Postby dws1982 » Fri Feb 29, 2008 1:57 am

Still nowhere close to being finished, but it's time for an update:


****
1- The Darjeeling Limited (Wes Anderson)
2- No Country for Old Men (Joel Coen and Ethan Coen)

*** ½
3- The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (Andrew Dominik)
4- We Own the Night (James Gray)
5- Into the Wild (Sean Penn)
6- Gone Baby Gone (Ben Affleck)
7- Grbavica: The Land of My Dreams (Jasmila Zbanic)
8- The Lives of Others (Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck)
9- Private Fears in Public Places (Alain Resnais)
10- Bug (William Friedkin)
11- Flanders (Brunon Dumont)
12- Regular Lovers (Philippe Garrel)

***
13- Amazing Grace (Michael Apted)
14- Juno (Jason Reitman)
15- Zodiac (David Fincher)
16- In the Valley of Elah (Paul Haggis)
17- Atonement (Joe Wright)
18- Ratatouille (Brad Bird)
19- Persepolis (Vincent Paronnaud and Marjane Satrapi)
20- Into Great Silence (Philip Groning)
21- This is England (Shane Meadows)
22- 3:10 to Yuma (James Mangold)
23- Michael Clayton (Tony Gilroy)
24- Knocked Up (Judd Apatow)
25- Breach (Billy Ray)

** ½
26- La Vie En Rose (Olivier Dahan)
27- A Mighty Heart (Michael Winterbottom)
28- Becoming Jane (Julian Jarrold)
29- There Will Be Blood (Paul Thomas Anderson)
30- American Gangster (Ridley Scott)
31- Once (John Carney)
32- Away From Her (Sarah Polley)
33- Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (Tim Burton)
34- 300 (Zack Snyder)
35- Eastern Promises (David Cronenberg)
36- Two Days in Paris (Julie Delpy)

**
37- Charlie Wilson’s War (Mike Nichols)
38- Redacted (Brian DePalma)
39- Alpha Dog (Nick Cassavetes)
40- Superbad (Greg Mottola)
41- Days of Glory (Rachid Bouchareb)
42- The Wind That Shakes the Barley (Ken Loach)
43- Rescue Dawn (Wim Wenders)
44- Lady Chatterley (Pascale Ferran)
45- Black Snake Moan (Craig Brewer)

No stars
46- Hannibal Rising (Peter Webber)

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Postby anonymous1980 » Sun Feb 24, 2008 10:40 am

--Akash wrote:
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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (David Yates)

Dude, I was totally prepared for you giving Sweeney Todd four stars (at this point, your devotion to the film is kind of endearing) but even a Harry Potter fan couldn't think THAT film was worth anything, right? RIGHT??

Imelda Staunton's performance was worth at least 3 STARS.




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Postby Akash » Sat Feb 23, 2008 3:26 pm

--anonymous wrote:***
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (David Yates)

Dude, I was totally prepared for you giving Sweeney Todd four stars (at this point, your devotion to the film is kind of endearing) but even a Harry Potter fan couldn't think THAT film was worth anything, right? RIGHT??




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Postby anonymous1980 » Sat Feb 23, 2008 2:51 pm

UPDATED LIST:

****
There Will Be Blood (Paul Thomas Anderson)
No Country for Old Men (Joel Coen/Ethan Coen)
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (Tim Burton)
Ratatouille (Brad Bird)
4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days (Cristian Mingiu)
We Own The Night (James Gray)
Persepolis (Vincent Paronnaud/Marjan Satrapi)

***½
Gone Baby Gone (Ben Affleck)
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (Andrew Dominik)
Away from Her (Sarah Polley)
Eastern Promises (David Cronenberg)
Zodiac (David Fincher)
Taxi to the Dark Side (Alex Gibney)
Bug (William Friedkin)
Michael Clayton (Tony Gilroy)
Juno (Jason Reitman)
Into the Wild (Sean Penn)
The Simpsons Movie (David Silverman)

***
The Darjeeling Limited (Wes Anderson)
2 Days in Paris (Julie Delpy)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (David Yates)
Lust, Caution (Ang Lee)
Atonement (Joe Wright)
Waitress (Adrienne Shelly)
Superbad (Greg Mottola)
Hairspray (Adam Shankman)
Paris je t'aime (Various)
Enchanted (Kevin Lima)
La Vie En Rose (Olivier Dahan)
28 Weeks Later... (Juan Carlos Fresnadillo)
Sunshine (Danny Boyle)

**½
The Savages (Tamara Jenkins)
The Golden Compass (Chris Weitz)
The Bourne Ultimatum (Paul Greengrass)
I Am Legend (Francis Lawrence)
Spider Man 3 (Sam Raimi)
Music and Lyrics (Marc Lawrence)

**
Knocked Up (Judd Apatow)
American Gangster (Ridley Scott)
Transformers (Michael Bay)
Beowulf (Robert Zemeckis)


Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (Gore Verbinski)

*
None yet

½

None yet.




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Postby Okri » Mon Feb 18, 2008 12:28 pm

Six of the ten films on my current top ten have a total gross of less than 5 million dollars (seven if you include 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days). That's really very depressing

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Postby Damien » Mon Feb 18, 2008 3:09 am

--Akash wrote:
--Sabin wrote:and The Evil Ex-Wife Whore-Slut he used to allow to bask in his presence could never keep him down forever.

Oh god, I just saw this. Uma Thurman can do so much better. I never understood that pairing.

EDIT: Oh wait shit, Damien's online! I'm so dead.

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