Total tally for films watched in 2007 stands at 21 in theatres and 84 on dvds, making that a total 105, or an average of 2 films per week. ( Click here to see the entire list. ) This is a 2nd consecutive drop from 124 in 2006 and 178 in 2005, but considering how busy work on Freedom is I think 105 is still a fairly decent number. Here are my top 10 favourite films of 2007, in no particular order :
1)Bushi no Ichibun (Japan, Yamada Yoji)
2)Birth (Jonathan Glazer)
3)The Prestige (Christopher Nolan)
4)Bourne Ultimatium (Paul Greengrass)
5)The Host (Korea, Bong Joonho)
6)300 (Zack Snyder)
7)The Lives of Others (Germany, Henckel von Donnersmarck)
8)Zodiac (David Fincher)
9)Tekkon Kinkreet (Michael Arias)
X)Sunshine (Danny Boyle)
I also enjoyed a couple of other films like The Devil Wears Prada, (mostly for Meryl Streep’s wickedly good Priestly), Harry Potter & the Order of the Phoenix and Pan’s Labyrinth. I think I’ve been watching too many mainstream Hollywood titles and too few foreign films, (especially from Korea) but I blame it partly on my long working hours; sometimes when I get home I’m just too tired to take on “heavy” films and have been opting for easily digestible, popcorn flicks.
The Lives of Others is unmistakably the best film I’ve watched in 2007, and it earns my highest recommendations.
I hope to watch at least 100 films in 2008 as well; I would love to hear what films you folks enjoyed in 2007.11