Monday, 10 December 2007

Films Of The Year?

I've still got some viewing to do before I post a definitive list of my favourites films of 2007, which means I won't have a list up for a couple of weeks or so. A magazine I write for asked for my top ten back in October (!) and there were some major omissions; so I want to get it right next time. In the meantime, it would be great to know how you all are thinking, in terms of films, performances, director, etc.


Gerard said...

Not yet having been able to see the three films I've been most looking forward to (Sweeney Todd, No Country For Old Men, There Will Be Blood), it's hard to call. I've loved Ratatouille, The Assassination of Jesse James by The Coward Robert Ford is definitely one of the very finest films of the year, but other than that, I'm having trouble remembering back to what else has come out... Lots of great fun stuff, though!

Karen at Johnny Depp Reads said...

Just some randon thoughts, I will be seeing ST on Thursday, but it, Johnny and Tim will make my list from everything that I've read and heard. Waiting to see There Will Be Blood.

I like "Atonement", Ang Lee for "Lust,Caution", Ben Foster in "3:10 to Yuma", Marion Cotillard in "La Vie En Rose", Julie Christie in "Away from Her".
Ellen Page in "Juno". I'm anxious also to see Frank Langella in "Starting Out in the Evening"

Well, those are my thoughts at 12:48pm today, all bets are off though after I see ST and TWBB. lol

Mark Salisbury said...

Good choices one and all, but is anybody feeling any love for Zodiac out there?

Essi said...

Me! I was just thinking Zodiac was the only great movie in 2007! :D I LOVED it, it actually went onto my "favourite movies of all time" list. Robert Downey Jr. is one of my favourite actors and he was brilliant. Well, as usual. I may be biased, but I don't think no one can disagree with me about this particular performance. ;) All the other cast members were wonderful as well. All in all, the film was very intriguing, suspenseful, witty and beautifully shot. It kept my eyes fixed on the screen the whole time.

There's no other films that I truly loved. But then again, I haven't even seen that many. Most of the films I'm interested in aren't even in theaters here in Finland yet. Hot Fuzz had some exceptional moments, but unfortunately it wasn't that spectacular as a whole. Sicko was pretty good, although it's more of a documentary. But anyway. It was very poignant, devastating and it raised more questions than it answered, but I kind of think it was the film's strenght.

I was really looking forward to seeing Things We Lost in the Fire, because Benicio Del Toro is always so amazing. But now I can't even find the film on the upcoming movie list. :( I hope it doesn't go straight to DVD here.

I'm also looking forward to seeing Sweeney Todd (surprise, surprise), We Own the Night, American Gangster, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, Gone Baby Gone, 3:10 to Yuma and The Diving Bell and the Butterfly.

Gerard said...

Zodiac was fantastic and definitely makes my top ten!

Karen at Johnny Depp Reads said...

Hmmm Zodiac.Good question Mark. I thought Fincher let it ramble, so I was distracted a bit from the story, but he got great performances from Robert Downey Jr, and Jake Gyllenhaal. Really fine cast all around. I wish more award entities would recognize "ensemble" work.

Mark Salisbury said...

Glad to see Zodiac connecting; but it looks like it'll end up on every critics' top ten list but wind up with noting, not even a nomination.

And Essi, I have to agree with you re: Hot Fuzz. It went on too long and wasn't as funny as I'd have liked.

MovieDan82 said...

My personal top ten list:

1. Zodiac
2. No Country For Old Men
3. The King of Kong
4. Ratatouille
5. Eastern Promises
6. Once
7. Waitress
8. Away From Her
9. Superbad
10. The Devil Came on Horseback

Mark Salisbury said...

King Of Kong hasn't made it over here yet, although I hear good things.

And I love Superbad. Love it. I haven't laughed so much in ages. And it's a much leaner and, in my opinion, a much better film than Knocked Up which is good but has about half an hour of flab towards the end of the second act and into the third...