06 December 2007

The NBR's fave "INDIE" and "SUBTITLE" movies of 07

How stupid. The National Board of Review also unveiled the best foreign-language, documentary, and "independent" (In the Valley of Elah and A Mighty Heart are "indies," but not Juno) films of the year. You may notice that the NBR showed no love for I'm Not There, Sicko, Before the Devil Knows You're Dead, There Will Be Blood, or Charlie Wilson's War. Don't ask me what the fuck an independent film is these days, but here they are anyway. I also have no idea what is eligible or not... I'm pretty sure as long as the folks who vote saw it this year, it counts, as 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days ain't being released in the States until January. All lists are alphabetical... though I don't think they realized the "La" in La vie en rose is a damned article.

Best Foreign Films (other than winner The Diving Bell and the Butterfly):
4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days [4 luni, 3 săptămâni şi 2 zile] - dir. Christian Mungiu - Romania
The Band's Visit [Bikur Ha-Tizmoret] - dir. Eran Kolirin - Israel/France/USA
The Counterfeiters - dir. Stefan Ruzowitzky - Germany/Austria
La vie en rose - dir. Olivier Dahan - France
Lust, Caution -dir. Ang Lee - Taiwan/USA

Best Independent Films:
Away from Her - dir. Sarah Polley - Canada
Great World of Sound - dir. Craig Zobel - USA
Honeydripper - dir. John Sayles - USA
In the Valley of Elah - dir. Paul Haggis - USA
A Mighty Heart - dir. Michael Winterbottom - UK/USA
The Namesake - dir. Mira Nair - USA/India
Once - dir. John Carney - USA
The Savages - dir. Tamara Jenkins - USA
Starting Out in the Evening - dir. Andrew Wagner - USA
Waitress - dir. Adrienne Shelley - USA

Best Documentary Films (other than winner Body of War):
Darfur Now - dir. Ted Braun - USA
In the Shadow of the Moon - dir. David Signton - USA/UK
Nanking - dir. Bill Guttentag, Dan Sturman - USA
Taxi to the Darkside - dir. Alex Gibney - USA
Toots - dir. Kristi Jacobson - USA

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