Brandon’s Twenty Favorite New Movies of 2007

My Favorite Twenty New Movies in 2007

not sorted, just grouped by vague categories:

five miraculous foreign films:
Bamako (Abderrahmane Sissako)
Black Book (Paul Verhoeven)
The Wind That Shakes The Barley (Ken Loach)
Dry Season (Mahamat-Saleh Haroun)
Chacun son cinéma (shorts by a buncha directors)

two critically-loved mid-year american masterpieces
Zodiac (David Fincher)
Ratatouille (Brad Bird)

three brilliant early-year action-comedies
Grindhouse (Rodriguez/Tarantino/Wright/Roth/Zombie)
The Host (Bong Joon-ho)
Hot Fuzz (Edgar Wright)

oscar-season masterpieces
Atonement (Joe Wright)
No Country For Old Men (Joel & Ethan Coen)

glorious and unconventional musicals
Sweeney Todd (Tim Burton)
Once (John Carney)

fits both of the above categories:
I’m Not There (Todd Haynes)

difficult auteur-defense conflict pictures
Inland Empire (David Lynch)
Eastern Promises (David Cronenberg)

three that nobody cared about but me:
Sunshine (Danny Boyle)
The Screwfly Solution (Joe Dante)
Ten Canoes (Rolf de Heer)

next ten runners-up: The NamesakeOffsideAcross the UniverseThe Lives of OthersAway From HerPrivate Fears in Public PlacesInto the WildParis je t’aimeThe Simpsons MovieThe Diving Bell and the Butterfly

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