2007′s Films We Would Watch Again (and some we would not)
Posted on December 23, 2007 by Chris Nelson
So it’s time for another go round of Dreamlogic.net’s “Best o’ the Year Picks”. For those who aren’t familiar, this is basically our list of favorite films for the year. These are not necessarily films that are of high technical or artistic merit, or those which have received major critical praise. Instead, this is a list of the films that entertained us to the point that we would willingly sit through another 90 – 120 minute session with them.
Now in 2007 we definitely saw more films than in 2006, but the number of films we found deserving of our attention were far less. Some of the films on this list may be from previous years, but since they screened at festivals this year, we’re still including them.
As always, feel free to post your own list in response.
Aachi and Ssipak — Juicy bars and poo poo fuel. This Korean animation is one messed up movie, but an awesomely funny ride.
Beowulf — One of the coolest theatrical experiences this year. I don’t know how it holds up under 2-D, but we had a blast.
DoA: Dead or Alive — This campy kitschy movie was a total blast. He-Said She-Said review.
Death Note: The Last Name (aka: Death Note part 2) — So much better than the first one. We’ve been sitting on the review for months and months now, but we’ll have a review for you soon.
Dororo — It may have fallen apart in the final third, but I quite liked this movie. Dororo’s my favorite Japanese fantasy action picture since Shinobi: Heart Under Blade.
Gone Baby Gone — I could insert a joke about this being the first good thing Ben Affleck’s ever done, but you’ve already seen tons of those. Regardless, this movie rocks the socks. One we’d gladly watch again, and maybe even one more time after that.
Hazard — Another Sion Sono movie! I said before that this film is kind of the straight-Japanese My Own Private Idaho, but it’s actually much more than that.
Live Free or Die Hard — PG-13 never looked so good. Yippie ki yay mofos.
Michael Clayton — Clooney rocks, and so does this movie. One of the most intelligent and captivating American scripts of the year, Michael Clayton is a political thriller we’d gladly watch again.
Murder Party — We saw this three times when we had to review it, bought the DVD, and have now watched it a fourth. It’s safe to say Murder Party deserves a place on this list. An insanely funny horror film, Murder Party is an absolute blast. Check out the He-Said She-Said review.
Noriko’s Dinner Table — Wow. Miles and miles better than Suicide Circle, Noriko’s Dinner Table had me transfixed from start to finish. It’s thought provoking, disturbing, maddening, serene, and beautiful all at once. Highly recommended.
Paprika — Another head trip from Satoshi Kon, and easily one of his best to date. He-Said She-Said Review.
Planet Terror — No introduction needed. He-Said She-Said.
Sunshine — WOW. We saw this incredible movie twice. We never do that! He-Said She-Said.
Wristcutters: A Love Story — A Jim Jarmush-esque trip to the netherworld, complete with Shannyn Sossamon and Tom Waits. Criminally overlooked, but quite interesting.
Zodiac — Quite possibly the most intelligent David Fincher film to date. We can’t wait for the extended cut this January. He-Said She-Said Review.
Best Marquee Matchup
Knocked Up | Nancy Drew