Here’ two of mine:
This is my favourite kind of movie. Glossy, smart-talky, world-weary but still principled with first class acting all the way. There’s such depth in the performances, from the top (George Clooney’s modest fixer, Tilda Swinton’s sweatiness as a corporate lawyer who knows she has sinned, and especially the soulful craziness of Tom Wilkinson as a reformed cutthroat) to the tiniest cameos, which are filled by actors who make their two minutes glow. And it wraps up deliciously without cheating.
What a stunning surprise. A low budget Irish film that turned out to be the heartbreaker of 2007, a sweet, unexpected, fresh-as-baked-bread love story, acted by real life musicians playing their hearts out on the back streets of Dublin. As one critic said, “Fellas, you want your girl to fall for you? Watch this movie with her?”
Do you have any favourite films from 2007?
Or ones we should avoid?