Movie Retriever's Top Five Films of 2007: The Year That Was ... Like Four Weeks Ago
We're feeling a bit nostalgic this week at Movie Retriever, wistfully remembering those heady days of 2007, back when gas only cost $4 per gallon and we hadn't yet seen The Bucket List (damn you, Meathead). To crave our yearnings for those earlier, simpler times, the Movie Retriever editorial staff have assembled lists of our Top Five Films of 2007 for your reading pleasure (yes, we're big High Fidelity fans, why do you ask?).
So, while you peruse our fledgling web site and try to ignore the spackle and duct tape holding everything together, take a look at our picks for 2007's top honors and feel free to let us know how very, very wrong we are. Enjoy.
VideoHound Editor: Turk182
- No Country for Old Men - Probably the most accomplished and beautiful film the Coen Brothers have created to date.
- Ratatouille - It's Pixar! It's set in Paris! It's about food! The main character is a rat! 'Nuff said?
- Eastern Promises - One word: CRONENBERG!
- Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street - A horror-musical inspired by the vintage Universal monster films, what could be better?
- The Simpsons Movie - Been a long time coming and it was well worth the wait.
- No Country for Old Men - Give it a rest, complainers, the Coens have never made a bad film yet, and this is one of their best.
- The Host - Might be the finest monster movie since Jaws and goes places no American movie would dare.
- Zodiac - How did David Fincher make the song "The Hurdy-Gurdy Man" so damn foreboding and scary? One of the most compelling investigation films in years.
- Lars and the Real Girl - You just have to love a film this earnest and well-crafted. Watch an artificial woman become real right before your very eyes.
- Once - A simple love story told ridiculously well. If you don't feel compelled to buy the soundtrack immediately after finishing the film, it's official - you have no soul.
- 3:10 to Yuma - Did justice to the original and brought some excitement, sly humor, and complexity to the genre.
- Michael Clayton - Explored the moral gray areas America seems to be occupying these days with a tight story and great performances.
- The Bourne Ultimatum - Closed out (?) the trilogy on a satisfying note, providing some closure, along with all the smarts and jittery action of the previous outings.
- Ratatouille - When you can make a movie about rats in a restaurant kitchen and it out-grosses (in a good way) all but eight movies all year, you've done something right
- Hot Fuzz - Because it made me laugh my butt off, they nailed all the genre conventions, and I haven't seen it on any other lists yet.