Saturday, October 6, 2007

The Year In Film So Far...

So, now that we are entering the homestretch of the movie year, when conventional wisdom has it that the best films of the year will finally open, I figure I would go through and rank everything I've seen at this point.

I have to say that I've been a little underwhelmed by this year's offerings so far, but there are a few on their way that I'm hoping will redeem the year in film. But as of today, here are the 52 films I've seen so far and where they fall (click on the title for the trailer):

01. Ten Canoes (dir. Rolf de Heer)

02. Sicko (dir. Michael Moore)

03. Once (dir. John Carney)

04. The Bourne Ultimatum (dir. Paul Greengrass)

05. The Lookout (dir. Scott Frank)

06. Offside (dir. Jafar Panahi)

07. Eastern Promises (dir. David Cronenberg)

08. A Mighty Heart (dir. Michael Winterbottom)

09. My Best Friend (dir. Patrice Leconte)

10. No End In Sight (dir. Charles Ferguson)

11. Away From Her (dir. Sarah Polley)

12. The Wind That Shakes The Barley (dir. Ken Loach)

13. Talk To Me (dir. Kasi Lemmons)

14. Paris Je T'Aime (dir. Various)

15. Knocked Up (dir. Judd Apatow)

16. The Valet (dir. Francis Veber)

17. You Kill Me (dir. John Dahl)

18. Waitress (dir. Adrienne Shelley)

19. Hot Fuzz (dir. Edgar Wright)

20. 28 Weeks Later (dir. Juan Carlos Fresnadillo)

21. Jindabyne (dir. Ray Lawrence)

22. Severance (dir. Christopher Smith)

23. Black Snake Moan (dir. Craig Brewer)

24. Private Fears In Public Places (dir. Alain Resnais)

25. The Boss Of It All (dir. Lars Von Trier)

26. The Simpsons Movie (dir. David Silverman)

27. Avenue Montaigne (dir. Danièle Thompson)

28. Superbad (dir. Greg Mottola)

29. After The Wedding (dir. Susanne Bier)

30. Bug (dir. William Friedkin)

31. Breach (dir. Billy Ray)

32. Zodiac (dir. David Fincher)

33. Black Book (dir. Paul Verhoeven)

34. 2 Days In Paris (dir. Julie Delpy)

35. 12:08 East of Bucharest (dir. Corneliu Porumboiu)

36. Reno 911: Miami (dir. Ben Garant)

37. Day Night Day Night (dir. Julia Lektov)

38. 300 (dir. Zach Snyder)

39. Stephanie Daley (dir. Hilary Brougher)

40. The Host (dir. Joon-ho Bong)

41. Crazy Love (dir. Dan Klores/Fisher Stevens)

42. I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry (dir. Dennis Dugan)

43. The Invasion (dir. Oliver Hirschbiegel)

44. Sunshine (dir. Danny Boyle)

45. Zoo (dir. Robinson Devor)

46. Golden Door (dir. Emanuele Crialese)

47. Broken English (dir. Zoe Cassavettes)

48. Boy Culture (dir. Q. Allan Brocka)

49. Year of the Dog (dir. Mike White)

50. La Vie En Rose (dir. Oliver Dahan)

51. Fracture (dir. Gregory Hoblit)

52. Rescue Dawn (dir. Werner Herzog)


For Your Speculation said...

Wait. When did you see Stephanie Daley? I see it's very low on the list (and I agree, it wasn't all that great), but I loved Amber Tamblyn's performance (and Tilda Swinton's). What did you think?

bradcar77 said...

Agreed. Tamblyn and Swinton were great (but when isn't Swinton great?), and the movie held my interest, but ultimately, I just found it didn't really amount to all that much.