No, the year isn’t a typo! While real critics are beginning to formulate their year end lists of films from 2008, I have finalized my “best” and “worst” lists from 2007. I saw 66 feature films released last year, though most of them I saw over the last seven months since I started this blog. Overall, 2007 was a great year for film… so great in fact that I want to point out the films that would have placed somewhere between 11 and 20 on my best films list. These are in alphabetical order, and I HIGHLY recommend all ten!
Black Snake Moan
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Harry Potter and the Order of the
A Mighty Heart
My Kid Could Paint That
The following films should be avoided at all costs! They are the ten worst films I’ve seen from 2007.
9. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (aka This Movie’s Title Is Way Too Long Which Is Way Too Bad Because This Movie Is So Full of Itself and Brad Pitt Is Just Awful… Really Terrible… Yep, Okay I Think That’s It… No Wait… There Was Something Else, But I Can’t Remember… Oh Well… Yeah)
8. The Simpsons Movie (aka The Definition of Mediocrity)
7. The Hoax (aka Its Quality Lives Up to Its Title)
6. Starting Out In the Evening (aka Cliché)
5. Youth Without Youth (aka Coppola Without a Clue)
4. The Savages (aka Happiness Killer)
3. Across the Universe (aka Lennon and Harrison Roll Over In Their Graves)
2. La Vie en Rose (aka LAAAAA VIEEEEE ENNNN RRRRRRRRRRROOOOOOSSSSSSSEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!)
1. Margot at the Wedding (aka The Movie That Hates Its Viewers)
And now… after more than 120 hours spent watching 66 movies, here are the ten best! They are all available on DVD
10. Paris, Je T’aime
9. There Will Be Blood
8. The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters
7. This Is
6. Taxi to the Dark Side
5. No Country for Old Men
3. Rescue Dawn
2. 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days
No surprise… Once is not only the best film I’ve seen from 2007, but it’s also the best film released in the last ten years.
Thanks for reading my blog, and I look forward to making my Best of 2008 list hopefully by March!