I feel so lucky to have seen so many good films in 2007. I loved living close to a good cinema for the first time in my life. And I am more convinced than ever that cinemas are the place to watch film. There’s something so asocial and boring about a city of people sitting in their own air-conditioned castles watching DVDs on home cinema systems. Give me the ruined grandeur of an old cinema any day.
1. The Science of Sleep
A true translation of the magic of dreams and a sweet but smart romance.
A moving and beautiful drama about love, fiction and redemption.
3. Death At A Funeral
The funniest film I’ve seen in years.
4. Pan’s Labyrinth
A dark and violent parable.
5. Amazing Grace
I was inspired.
Engaging Australian police drama.
7. The Prestige
Elaborate and surprising steampunk thriller.
8. 28 Weeks Later
Scary thriller authentically post-apocalypse.
9. The Lives of Others
It’s rare for a film this long to hold my attention so utterly.
10. Across the Universe
An enchanting vision of a mystical sixties.