Hello and welcome to the time of year dreamed of and dreaded by all.
Thinking back, the movies of 2007 were not Earth-shatteringly good. I can't think of one movie that blew my socks off. There were a lot of decent movies, but in my view, many of the super well reviewed movies are quite overhyped. I have not seen several worthy contenders, which I will add once I do, but in the meantime, here is my humble estimation of what didn't suck this year. For your consideration, you can link to my reviews.
Secret Sunshine (from Korea). The best movie of the year, in my view.
Encounters at The End of The World (Werner Herzog's documentary about the South Pole)
We Own the Night
Blades of Glory
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Absolutely Lovely Documentaries
No End in Sight
Don Rickles: Mr. Warmth
Honest to God Decent Movies:
Gone Baby Gone
3:10 To Yuma
The Darjeeling Limited
Starting Out in The Evening
A Mighty Heart. I saw this movie on a plane. Why do they have this movie on a plane?
Overrated but Good:
No Country for Old Men
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead
La Vie en Rose
Across the Universe
Pretentious and/or Truculent but not totally Unredeemable.
The Assassination of Jesse James by The Coward Richard Ford
Ni Fu Ni Fa (neither here nor there)
I Refuse to See
Margot at The Wedding. I don't see what's so great about unadulterated nasty smarminess. And I detest J.J.L.
Lions for Lambs. It just sounds deadly.
Mr. Magorium Magic Emporium. Hate the name, hate the Portman.