It’s that time of the year when the “best of…” lists come out. These are my favorites so far. I can only think of 5 stand-outs. (One or two may be technically from 2006, but I saw all of them in 2007).
1. Once (Ireland)
Very simple, and absolutely charming and uplifting. Out on DVD on December 18, 2007.
2. 3:10 to Yuma (USA)
Christian Bale is brilliant. A complex and mythical character study dressed up in the genre of the western.
3. After the Wedding (Denmark)
This is a Danish movie that’s kind of soap-opera-ish. But it works beautifully and is very involving.
4. The Bourne Ultimatum (USA)
What can I say? It has been said already.
5. No Country for Old Men (USA)
Not for the faint of heart. Brutal and unrelenting. But exquisitely made.