Favorite Films of the Decade

Adam Walter's still in the mood for lists. So he's picking his favorite films of the DECADE.What are yours?I'm going to wait until my next break in the editing project. And then I'll come back to this post and share my own picks in answer to Adam's. So check back...[UPDATE]Okay...Here are my ten favorite films of this decade so far. These aren't necessarily the greatest works of art, but they are the films I'm enjoyed and recommended the most since 2000.The New … [Read more...]

Steven D. Greydanus’s Favorites of 2007

There is no film critic whose writing I enjoy more than Steven D. Greydanus, even though we sometimes have very different opinions of particular films. (There Will Be Blood, for instance, which didn't mean much to him, but my head is still spinning with all that I enjoyed about the film).When Greydanus gets passionate about a movie, that itself is an experience worth beholding. And when he shines the ultraviolet light on a beloved blockbuster to reveal its flaws and fractures, he leaves me … [Read more...]

More 2007 Lists Worth Noting

My Netflix queue just went into cardiac arrest as I read about all kinds of new movies on the 2007-Best lists from Doug Cummings and Robert Koehler. What would I do without tour guides like them?Nate Bell separates wheat from chaff.Brandon Fibbs is impressed with many, but only one "gobsmacked" him.David Hudson still has the greatest film-lover's blog on the web, and his own list is as interesting as any I've read. (I can't wait to get into a theater to see his #1 … [Read more...]

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...]

Ask 100+ critics to name the best movie of 2007…

... and they say: There Will Be Blood.The runner-up is quite a surprise too.Here's the full list. … [Read more...]

Overstreet’s Favorite Recordings: 2007

1. I'm Not There - Original Soundtrack What a marvel: a two-disc marathon of Bob Dylan songs covered by excellent artists, and almost every single attempt is a knockout. There have been a lot of bad covers of Dylan songs. Too many. But in a year when Dylan was everywhere — on the big screen, on the radio, and all over Bryan Ferry's latest record — the soundtrack to Todd Hayne's inspired new film I'm Not There turns out to be a celebration of Dylan that stands above any other tribute to a son … [Read more...]

Tarkovsky’s Top Ten

At Soul Food Movies, Ron Reed rediscovers Andrei Tarkovsky's top ten movies. Wow. That's a must-see list for all serious cinephiles. Having just seen The Sacrifice, the prominence of Bergman doesn't surprise me. If I hadn't known that The Sacrifice was a Tarkovsky film, I might have thought it was Bergman paying tribute to Tarkovsky rather than the other way around... … [Read more...]

The Top Ten Films of 2006, According to Christianity Today

The film critics of Christianity Today Movies have voted.And these are the Cream of the Crop ... the Top 10 Films of 2006.Quite a few critics contributed here, and we all had strikingly different opinions, so it's interesting to see how it all worked out. And hey, look what's at #3! The New World! … [Read more...]

Conversations with Critics About Favorite Films of 2006

It was the year of the endangered baby. Tsotsi, L'Enfant, The Nativity Story, Pan's Labyrinth,Children of Men... all of these films were focused on either infants or unborn children who are carried through terrible danger. But that was a subset of films characterized by a larger similarity.... It was the year of the nightmare. … [Read more...]

Indiewire Critics Rate the Best of 2006

Thanks to Doug Cummings for posting this link.It represents the votes of a long list of writers, many of whom would be on my list of the best film critics working today.And the list itself is amazing, including so many great titles that will go overlooked by the Academy and other more commercial endeavors. … [Read more...]


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