Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Something Wicked This Way Comes

Filmmaking just keeps getting better and better. Well, at the very least, the best of filmmaking does - I'm not so sure about the average standard, it may well in fact be slipping. All the same, by my reckoning, the best of what 2007 has to offer us could well compete with, if not trump, the historical bests already admitted to the canon.

Hopefully, some of the year's best films will be unexpected -
Little Miss Sunshine was barely on my radar 12 months ago and went on to bowl me over - but there is plenty that already looks incredible from this distance.

I'll cheat and add more films to this post as I think of them/pick them from other lists. Any suggestions, then please pop them into the comments below. And be aware, that while any number of these films might have been released somewhere in the world already, they haven't been unleashed in my native England.

American Gangster
Bamako
Be Kind, Rewind
Beowulf
Black Book
Black Snake Moan
Brave One
Breach
Bunker Hill
The Caiman

Charlie Wilson's War
The Curse of the Golden Flower
Dan in Real Life
Death Defying Acts
A Dog's Breakfast
Dreamgirls

Eastern Promises
Fay Grim
Fido

Firehouse Dog
For Your Consideration
The Fountain
Freedom Writers
Good German
The Good Life
Good Shepherd
Goya's Ghosts
Grind House

Half Nelson
Hills Have Eyes 2
Hostel 2
Hot Fuzz
I'm A Cyborg, But that's Okay
I'm Not There
I Could Never be Your Woman
Infamous
Inkheart
I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry
I Want Candy
I Want Someone To Eat Cheese With
Knocked Up
The Last King of Scotland
The Last Mimzy
Lights in the Dusk
The Lives of the Saints
Magicians
Meet the Robinsons
Michael Clayton
The Nanny Diaries
No Country For Old Men
Notes on a Scandal
Ocean's 13
The Oxford Murders
Paris, Je'Taime
Ratatouille
Red
Rescue Dawn
Rocky Balboa
Roman
The Science of Sleep
Son of Rambow
Spider-Man 3

Stardust
Stardust
Surf's Up
300
Trick'r Treat
Virgin Territory
The Wayward Cloud

1 comment:

Neil said...

I can't watch that many films, I especially can't watch Stardust twice!

Really looking forward to Science of Sleep though, the trailers look amazing, also in that list will try and catch Half Nelson and The Fountain, and I have seen Last King of Scotland (hated it) and Notes on a Scandel (bearable, but only because it was a free preview!)