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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

My Revised Top Ten of 2007 1.0

My Top Ten is already set in stone, you say? Why, it's already slightly changed. Here's where it stands right this now:

01. Zodiac (David Fincher)
02. Regular Lovers (Philippe Garrel)
03. Syndromes and a Century (Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
04. There Will Be Blood (Paul Thomas Anderson)
05. My Kid Could Paint That (Amir Bar-Lev)
06. Offside (Jafar Panahi)
07. Grindhouse (Robert Rodriguez, Quentin Tarantino, et al.)
08. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (Andrew Dominik)
09. The Bourne Ultimatum (Paul Greengrass)
10. I'm Not There (Todd Haynes)

This will probably change. It always does.

Where did the time go?

How did I not find time for even shameless plugs? Got me. Let's get her done:
1/9/08 A review of Diva, happily reissued, plus Rep. The latter features a rather wordy blurb on Ken Jacob's Star Spangled to Death, which took me nearly a week to plow through.

1/2/08 A Six Pack on unlikeable protagonists in honor of There Will Be Blood, plus Rep.

12/26/07 My first ever printed Top Ten List gets, er, printed, with Zodiac at the top. The list is already out of date, wouldn't you know. Also, Rep.

12/19/07 A holiday-minded Six Pack on gruesome X-mas movies, plus reviews of Walk Hard and The Kite Runner. Also, Rep, featuring a lengthy gush on My Kid Could Paint That.

12/12/07 A Q&A with Diablo Cody and Jason Reitman in honor of Juno, which I review here along with The Red Balloon/White Mane mash-up and Starting Out in the Evening. Also Juno-related, Six Pack looks at reunions between actors that take on a meta weirdness: Michael Cera playing Jason Bateman's son in Arrested Development but giving him (Bateman) his (Cera's) son in Juno, etc. Also, Rep.