Happy New Year to all! And with the start of a new year, I'm ready to post my favorite films from 2007. Because "best and worst" is so subjective, this is just a list of films from this year that I enjoyed. Right now my 2007 list numbers around 30 films (more on that later) and I still have a few to see. I haven't had access to films like There Will be Blood and Persepolis, but I can't see anything changing my top 5, so I'll start there for today.
Juno : Well written, well acted, funny, poignant, what more could I want? Every time I think about this film I smile. My overall favorite for the year.
Once : The story of a young Irish musician, working for his art and searching for love. A strong story with amazing music and performances.
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead : A beautifully crafted thriller that grabs you by the throat from the opening scene and never lets go. A robbery gone very wrong is explained and avenged in a film I will not soon forget.
The Host : Yes, there is a monster movie in my top 5! This Korean thriller is creative, clever, quirky and intense. The visual experience is amazing.
Atonement : The story of misunderstanding, a damaging lie and deep emotion lead to a film of high drama. Lighting, sound, acting, costumes, editing all great in this wonderful piece.
More on 2007 soon, stay tuned ......