A miscellany of weekly ramblings on comics, art and film by Ted Mathot, storyboard artist and writer/artist/self-publisher of graphic novels and comics

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Favorite Films 2007 (UPDATED 1/9/08)

Here are my favorites (in order):

  1. There Will Be Blood
  2. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
  3. Michael Clayton
  4. No Country For Old Men
  5. Ratatouille/Once

Runners up:
King of Kong

What are your favorites? Must sees?



Thomas Huxley said...

I haven't thought much about what others but I know Delirious (Steve Buscemi) is on there along with Ratatouille.

Monkeyfeather said...

Hey, no fair. When did you get to see THERE WILL BE BLOOD?

Monkeyfeather said...

Oh oops, No Country for Old Men is definitely on my list along with, The Darjeeling Limited, Ratatouille and probably The Lookout.

christopher said...

Were you at the screening of There Will Be Blood in SF at the Castro? What a great setting to see such an amazing film! If DDL doesn't get the academy award for best actor there is no justice in the world, his performance is one of the best I've ever seen. Paul Dano is great as well.
PTA was at the screening in SF too and I was a little disappointed that we didn't get to hear him talk about the film a little. Those lucky bastards in L.A. got a screening 2 weeks later with PTA and Daniel Day Lewis!
Hey Ted, since you are a big Wes Anderson fan too it would be interesting to hear what you thought of Darjeeling Limited. I thought it was interesting to see Wes deal with a more natural less crafted environment.

Matt J said...

Along with JESSE JAMES my favourite films of the year so far:

No Country For Old Men
This Is England
Curse Of The Golden Flower

Looking forward to THERE WILL BE BLOOD, Darjeeling Ltd. & 10 Canoes.

TSM said...

monkeyfeather & christopher - I was at the Castro screening a few weeks back. It was an awesome venue and the place was packed! I really miss the "event" feeling of going to the movies; there was an electricity in the air leading up the screening that was really cool.

TWBB has one of the best openings I've seen in a long time, and DDL's performance was beyond compare. There were some issues I had with the film, but the good far outweighed the bad, which is why it sits at the top of the list.

Can't wait to discuss it with everyone...

TSM said...

christopher - I haven't seen Darjeeling yet because I was so underwhelmed by Life Aquatic. WA really had a chance to knock it out of the park with the father/son story, but it fell flat for me.

It looked beautiful of course and there were some incredibly creative visuals; I'd like to take another look at it and re-assess.

Monkeyfeather said...

I thought Darjeeling was a return to form for Anderson. I was underwhelmed with Life Aquatic as well, but happy to see that Wes has returned!

Damn, forgot to put Zodiac on my list.

dany boom said...

hot fuzz !

and ill probably put oceans 13 on the list when i see it, based on how damn good oceans 12 was.

shouldnt someone nominate death proof ! that chase had me seriously tense.


Ciaran said...

Heima, Standing in the shadows of the moon and The Darjeeling Limited.

The first two are documentaries though :)

samacleod said...

I actually really enjoyed Bourne Ultimatum and Stardust.

flaviano said...

Lars and the real girl