1. Eastern Promises
Like DC's best, this film is not too big and not too small. Viggo pulls off one of the most difficult roles (and scenes!) of the year.
2. No Country For Old Men
Exciting enough to keep us from sitting and worrying about where the film stands in the Coens' pantheon. That said, best since Fargo.
3. Inland Empire (12/6/06 limited release)
Rounds out the "modern masters" top 3. How did Laura Dern do it? I can't imagine not putting this on my list.
4. Michael Clayton
Gimme a few drinks and I might put this at 1. Truly innovative.
5. No End In Sight
Some unbelievable stuff here. Clearly presented and doesn't treat us like morons.
6. Before the Devil Knows You're Dead
I'm getting kinda sick of the guy, but Philip Seymour Hoffman is damn good.
7. Manufactured Landscapes
Best opening scene of the year. Best idea of the year.
Too many films these days are placed alongside the teen classics of our own youth-- this one belongs there.
9. Rescue Dawn
Woulda been much higher if not for a jaw-droppingly stupid ending. Then again, maybe that's the way it really happened...
10. Children of Men
I'll get some grief for this pick, I'm sure. Maybe Atonement or Once was better-- didn't have time to see either one. Also heard the Donkey Kong documentary was great.
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