Monday, December 31, 2007

the movie year. 2007. a baker's dozen












Thirteen companionable films that deserve a list of their own:

-"Two Days in Paris"

-"Joshua"

-"Hairspray"

-"Year of the Dog"

-"The Bourne Ultimatum"

-"Waitress"

-"Romance & Cigarettes"

-"Margot at the Wedding"

-"Dan in Real Life"

-"The Savages"

-"Gone Baby Gone"

-"Enchanted"

-"Lars and the Real Girl"


(Artwork: From top,Vera Farmiga in "Joshua," Ryan Gosling in "Lars and the Real Girl," Nicole Kidman and Jennifer Jason Leigh in "Margot at the Wedding" and Julie Delpy and Adam Goldberg in "Two Days in Paris")

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3 comments:

Geoffrey Carlisle said...

I always thought that there should be a listed devoted to those workmanlike "in-between" movies, not great movies but films well done, that best represent modern filmmaking.

joe baltake said...

Agreed. The select few that make the top ten lists every year wear out their welcome for me. I frankly get weary of seeing the same titles repeated over and over again, while perfectly fine titles get ignored.

jbryant said...

Waitress is a lock for my best list, with Lars likely joining it. Enchanted will probably just miss.

It's beginning to look like Amy Adams won't get an Oscar nomination for Enchanted, despite some early buzz. Got to make room for those heavy dramas. Keri Russell is nomination-worthy, too, but she doesn't stand a chance.