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Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Sean Kelly

Top 10 Films of 2007

Happy New Year. It is now that time of the year, where I list my favourite films of the year. As is always is the case, there some films (i.e. There Will Be Blood) that I haven't been able to see before the end of year.

Now for the list.

10. Knocked Up

This has been the year of Judd Apatow and his follow-up to The 40-Year-Old Virgin was just as, if not more, funny.











9. Superbad

If Knocked-Up wasn't funny enough, the Judd Apatow-produced Superbad was quite possibly the funniest film of the summer.









8. Into The Wild

This is the year, where I started seeing a lot more independent films and this is film that really stuck out as being a very good character study.









7. The Darjeeling Limited

The films of Wes Anderson have always been well-acclaimed and I believe that this film is quite possibly his best.










6. 300

In this year full of independent films, I still like good genre film.

This graphic novel adaptation was probably one of the most visually spectacular films I saw this year (and the story wasn't bad either).







5. Grindhouse

It's a shame that this double-feature did not really catch on in theatres, since it is probably the best time I had at the movies all year.

The films were split for DVD and I ranked these films individually, only Planet Terror would have made the list.

However, together this was a great day a the movies.




4. Juno

This film was my number 3 pick for about two days and I heartbroken to have to push it down a spot.

Still it's one of the best films I have seen this year and it deserves its spot on the list.







3. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

This is the film that pushed Juno down from the number 3 spot.

It's a very dark movie, but it is also quite possibly Tim Burton's best.








2. Once

Of all the independent film I've seen this year, this is my personal favourite and it strongly deserves it's place as the runner-up in this year's list.









1. No Country for Old Men

This was the Coen Brother's best film since Fargo and it's my favourite film of the year.









Until next year.

Sean Kelly

About Sean Kelly -

Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described ├╝ber-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).