It's that time of year, so here's my Top Ten Movies of 2007:
Black Book - Paul Verhoeven rules, man.
The Brave One - So does Jodie Foster.
Control - How did they manage to reincarnate Ian Curtis for this?
Die Hard 4.0 - Bruce Willis proves that the coolest action heroes are over 40.
Eastern Promises - Team up David Cronenberg with Viggo Mortensen and you have a great movie. It's a scientific formula.
The Host - South Koreans make the best monster movie since Alien.
Pan's Labyrinth - I know there are people who don't like subtitles, but that would be no excuse to miss a movie as awesome as this one.
Ratatouille - If you tell somebody about this one, and they make a face and tell you they don't watch animated kiddie movies, stick their idiot head in the nearest toaster and loudly demand that they stop being such a boring old fart.
Tideland - It seemed that some critics felt that Terry Gilliam should have been drawn, quartered, tarred and feathered for this. Those critics are idiots. Read the book too. Mitch Cullen sent it to Gilliam asking for a blurb if he liked it. He liked it all right. He made a movie out of it.
Zodiac - Great movie about the serial killer. Hallelujah! David Fincher is back on track (following the excellent Se7en, he farted out the disappointing Panic Room).
It occurs to me that one of my handful of readers may be reading this, so I'd like to invite you to list your own top ten in the Comments field. (There's a list of 2007 movies here) Don't be shy now!