Looking Closer’s 25 Favorite Films of 2007 (With an Introduction About List-Making)

Once upon a time, I was naive enough, and arrogant enough, to post lists of "the year's best films."But now, I'm reluctant to even offer a list of recommendations. It would probably be better if I posted my Favorite Movies of 2007 in 2009 or 2015.And speaking of lists, here are a few reasons why... … [Read more...]

Killer of Sheep (1977, 2007)

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Filmed in 1977 as a thesis project on a budget of about $10,000, Charles Burnett's award-winning Killer of Sheep won an award in Berlin in 1981, and was among the first 50 films entered in the Library of Congress' National Film Registry. The National Society of Film Critics named it one of 100 "essential films." And Andrew O'Hehir at Salon.com calls Burnett "the most important African-American director" and "one of the most distinctive filmmakers this country has ever produced."But this … [Read more...]

Seitz on Paul Thomas Anderson

Matt Zoller Seitz is still writing about There Will Be Blood. Here he is in The New York Times celebrating Paul Thomas Anderson. … [Read more...]


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