Sunday, December 23, 2007

Film (2007)

1. Hot Fuzz - Hilarity and gore from Simon Pegg.
2. The Bourne Ultimatum - The only good three-squel this year.
3. Zodiac - Fincher on form, Seven from the angle of the investigators.
4. The last King of Scotland - quality Africa drama with James McAvoy and Forest Whitaker.
5. Babel - Like 21 Grams but not quite so good. Too clever and fragmented for it's own good.
6. Starter for Ten - university challenge with McAvoy. Released 2006.
7. Blood Diamond - big screen Africa with De Caprio.
8. Atonement - more McAvoy, and Ikea Knightly. Same qualities and weaknesses as the book. Like Enduring Love, a good film but the book is better.
9. Amazing Grace - Maybe not brilliantly made but the story is worth it.
10. Sunshine - wierd sci-fi. Sort of Solaris but better.

It's always the case that I'll have missed one or two of the best films through my own ignorance or their unavailability at local cinemas. What must I not miss on DVD early next year?

Films (2006)
Everything released in 2007
Matt Adcock's Top 10


  1. Hmmm... I watched Sunshine the other day, and thought 'this is a bit like Solaris, but not as good'.

  2. My favourite films, all worth watching on DVD if you get the chance:
    1. Last king of Scotland
    2. Letters from Iwo Jima
    3. Ratatouille
    4. Notes on a Scandal
    5. Blood Diamond
    6. The Bourne Ultimatum
    7. The Lives Of Others
    8. Becoming Jane
    9. Michael Clayton
    10. Once
    A bit of overlap with what you have already mentioned though.

  3. My best film of 2007 was Sophie Scholl. You should really watch this if you haven't seen it. And though it is in German, it is very moving. Sophie is a bit of a heroine in Germany but virtually unknown outside. She shouldn't be! And she is a student! Worth every penny of Amazon's £5.97.