Tuesday, March 21, 2017

My Favorite Movies of 2007

  (Excuse wonky spacing). Can't seem to fix it.

Painted Veil                                                                                                                  Volver                                                                                                                                        Zodiac

Lives of Others
First Snow
51 Birch Street
Away From Her
3:10 to Yuma
Gone Baby Gone
Michael Clayton
No Country for Old Men
Starting Out in the Evening
Sweeney Todd

TODAY: I don't remember FIRST SNOW but I am going to look it up. The rest I still would vote for. 


George said...

Away From Her is a terrific movie based on an Alice Munro story. NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN was a great adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's sinister novel. Loved, MICHAEL CLAYTON, too. Clearly, 2007 was a great year for movies!

Bill Crider said...

2007? Yikes. Seems like I saw some of these in the theater only weeks ago.

pattinase (abbott) said...

I know. But some seem like 1997. Funny that.

Margot Kinberg said...

I like your list, Patti. Reminds me that there are lot of films I'd have wanted to see, but just... haven't yet.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

Sweeney Todd? Really?

It was OK, I thought, but compared to any of the times we've seen it on stage, no comparison.

THE LIVES OF OTHERS and NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN stand out for me on that list (let me add that I haven't seen them all), though others (MICHAEL CLAYTON, STARTING OUT IN THE EVENING) were good too.

I prefer the original HAIRSPRAY.

Charles Gramlich said...

I can't remember whether most movies I watch, even the ones I like, were out last year or ten years ago.

Steve Oerkfitz said...

Love No Country For Old Men, Zodiac, The Lives of Others and 3:10 to Yuma. Prefer this remake of 3:10 to the original. The original starred Glenn Ford who I never thought could act.

Elgin Bleecker said...

Thanks for the memories, Patti – I had to look up a few. I could not remember if they came out in ’07, if I saw them in the movies or on DVD. (But I have a good excuse for poor memory. People with kids will know what it was like with little ones running around the house. Years get lost in the fog.) Here are a few more I liked: THE BUCKET LIST with Nicholson and Freeman; BEFORE THE DEVIL KNOWS YOUR’RE DEAD, director Sidney Lumet’s last; RATATOUILLE, an animated blue rat; CONTROL, a Brit film about the group Joy Division. And, yes, ONCE was a great film.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Charles-Probably since you don't see them at a theater and you don't keep lists.
I too prefer the remake.

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