Monday, December 10, 2007

BEST OF 2007

Here is my full list for the best and worst of 2007, in groups of 10:

Julian Schnabel’s THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY
Andrew Dominik’s THE ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES BY THE COWARD ROBERT FORD
Joel & Ethan Coen’s NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN
Sean Penn’s INTO THE WILD
David Fincher’s ZODIAC
Ridley Scott’s AMERICAN GANGSTER
Susanne Bier’s THINGS WE LOST IN THE FIRE
David Cronenberg’s EASTERN PROMISES
Sidney Lumet’s BEFORE THE DEVIL KNOWS YOU’RE DEAD
Tony Gilroy’s MICHAEL CLAYTON

Peter Berg’s THE KINGDOM
Zack Snyder’s 300
Paul Greengrass’ THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM
Michael Bay’s TRANSFORMERS
Jimmy Mangold’s 3:10 TO YUMA
Judd Apatow’s KNOCKED UP
John Carney’s ONCE
Werner Herzog’s RESCUE DAWN
Joe Wright’s ATONEMENT
Jason Reitman’s JUNO

Ben Affleck’s GONE BABY GONE
Kevin Lima’s ENCHANTED
Todd Haynes’ I’M NOT THERE
Dan Klores’ CRAZY LOVE
James Gray’s WE OWN THE NIGHT
Paul Haggis’ IN THE VALLEY OF ELAH
Gavin Hood’s RENDITION
Gore Verbinski’s PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: AT WORLD’S END
Juan Carlos Fresnadillo’s 28 WEEKS LATER
Billy Ray’s BREACH

Jake Kasdan’s THE TV SET
Peter Hedges’ DAN IN REAL LIFE
Michael Moore’s SICKO
Charles Ferguson’s NO END IN SIGHT
Wes Anderson’s THE DARJEELING LIMITED
David Silverman’s THE SIMPSONS: THE MOVIE
Adrienne Shelly’s WAITRESS
Richard Kelly’s SOUTHLAND TALES
Brian De Palma’s REDACTED
David Von Ancken’s SERAPHIM FALLS

Mike Binder’s REIGN OVER ME
Bong Joon-ho’s THE HOST
Joe Carnahan’s SMOKIN’ ACES
DJ Caruso’s DISTURBIA
Michael Winterbottom’s A MIGHTY HEART
Steven Soderbergh’s OCEANS 13
Craig Brewer’s BLACK SNAKE MOAN
Terry George’s RESERVATION ROAD
Zoe Cassavettes’ BROKEN ENGLISH
Michael Davis’ SHOOT ‘EM UP

Scott Frank’s THE LOOKOUT
Mikael Hafstrom’s 1408
Greg Mottola’s SUPERBAD
Robert Zemeckis’ BEOWULF (IMAX 3-D)
Jonathan Kasdan’s IN THE LAND OF WOMEN
Luc Besson’s ANGEL-A
Shari Springer Berman & Robert Pulcini’s THE NANNY DIARIES
William Friedkin’s BUG
Mark Polish’s THE ASTRONAUT FARMER
Will Speck & Josh Gordon’s BLADES OF GLORY

Antoine Fuqua’s SHOOTER
Curtis Hanson’s LUCKY YOU
Gregory Hoblit’s FRACTURE
Nick Cassavettes’ ALPHA DOG
Edgar Wright’s HOT FUZZ
Nimrod Attal’s VACANCY
Akiva Schaffer’s HOT ROD
Quentin Tarantino & Robert Rodriguez’s GRINDHOUSE
Sam Raimi’s SPIDERMAN 3
Bruce Evans’ MR. BROOKS

Len Wiseman’s LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD
Walt Becker’s WILD HOGS
Dennis Dugan’s I KNOW PRONOUNCE YOU CHUCK AND LARRY
Joel Schumacher’s THE NUMBER 23
James Foley’s PERFECT STRANGER
Dave Meyer’s THE HITCHER

4 comments:

Nick said...

Interesting. These are in precisely considered order? That is, you thought Schnabel's film was better than Dominik's? I haven't seen Diving Bell yet, but I thought Assassination of Jesse James was one of the best movies I've ever seen and nothing else I saw this year (or last year, etc.) even came close--although, for sure, There Will Be Blood is some kind of (pathologically) brilliant.

Jeff McMahon said...

So this is every movie you saw this year, then?

Actionman said...

Yes, this is the list of every movie I have seen this year. In order from my best to worst (favorite to least favorite). Jesse James was my absolute #1 (and it still my "favorite" film for the year) ever since I saw a test screening last April. But the emotion I felt while watching Diving Bell catapulted that film to my number one slot. But it's been a great year, and a very tough process making my list.

Actionman said...

oh, and I just got a screener for There Will Be Blood, but I am torn as I really want to see it on the big screen on the first viewing but it will be next to impossible not to pop the dvd in this weekend...