17 December 2007
I only have five days left to screen as many 2007 films as possible and give them a write-up for Playback's Best of 2007. I've already finished my 'Worst of 2007' film list, but it's the best of... that's giving me the most trouble. In the past five days I've watched ten films (There Will Be Blood, The Savages, Michael Clayton, Starting Out in the Evening, The Orphanage, Lust, Caution, Once, Margot at the Wedding, The Simpsons Movie (which blows), and Paranoid Park) and the entire third season of Lost. Here's what I have left of the possible viewings: Juno,
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford , Ratatouille, The Hottest State, Mr. Brooks (yes! I'm told it's wonderfully awful), Great World of Sound, Terror's Advocate, Redacted, Reservation Road, I Don't Want to Sleep Alone, and the Sisters remake... and if I'm lucky, maybe The Diving Bell and the Butterfly and Persepolis (but those two are going to be the tough ones). No possibility, however, for 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days or Syndromes and a Century, unfortunately. Anything else I'm missing? Holla at me. All this and I still haven't watched the fourth season of The Wire (which will more than likely be better than all of the films I've lined up)!