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    #53892

    Best

    2001
    great: Mulholland Drive, Memento, Ghost World, Gosford Park
    good: Black Hawk Down, Amelie, Shrek, In the Bedroom, Sexy Beast 
    overrated: Fellowship of the Ring, Moulin Rogue, A Beautiful Mind, In the Bedroom

    2004
    great: Before Sunset, Sideways
    good: Eternal Sunshine, Spiderman 2, Moolaade, Maria Full of Grace, The Aviator
    overrated: Million Dollar Baby, Closer, The Sea Inside

    2006:
    great: Pan’s Labyrinth, United 93
    good: Children of Men, Letters From Iwo Jima, Borat, Volver, Notes on a Scandal
    overrated: The Departed, The Queen 

    2010:
    great: Winter’s Bone, Dogtooth
    good: Carlos, Lebanon, Toy Story 3, The Social Network, A Prophet, Lourdes
    overrated: The Social Network, The King’s Speech, Mother

    Worst
    2007
    2008
    2009
    2011

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    the spotless mind
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    #53894

    Wow, I don’t think I’ve seen 2007 on a worst list. It’s probably my favorite, but props for going your own way. 

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    CAROL-CHANNING
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    ^^
    I hated 2007.  I know everyone seems to love it, though.

    Just the best picture nominees alone I really disliked:

    There Will Be Blood–I didn’t hate it when I saw it, but I have no desire to see it again.
    Juno–Tried so so so hard to be as quirky as possible.  It bugged me.
    Michael Clayton–Meh.. Didn’t really get it.  Thought Tilda was brilliant, though.
    Atonement–Don’t dislike it.  Don’t particularly like it.

    and then..

    No Country for Old Men–My LEAST favorite best picture winner of all time.  I just.. I just can’t..  I have seen it three times.  Each time hoping and praying that it will somehow get better or at least make some sense in my brain.  But it just gets worse, imo.  Aside from the great performance by Javier and the scene between Him and Kelly McDonald, the whole thing just baffles my mind.

    The best of 2007 for me were:
    Hairspray
    Sweeney Todd
    and Knocked Up

    Years I liked:

    2006–LOVE Babel, The Queen, Little Miss Sunshine, United 93, Letters From Iwo Jima, and I think The Departed is the best BP winner of the decade.

    2009–Loved all of the BP nominees except for The Blind Side.  I think Precious, Up, and Inglourious Bastards are brilliant.

    2010–Again, LOVED all of the BP nominees except for one (True Grit–can you tell I’m not a big Coen Bro fan?)

    All of the other years I haven’t mentioned I liked well enough.. 
     

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    A Person
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    #53896

    Favorites:

    2001, 2006, 2007, 2009

    Least Favorites:

     2005, 2011 

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    Malick
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    #53897

    Favorites :

    2010, 2000, 2007, 2006,   2002 (being my favourite year)

    Years im not a fan of :

    2001, 2005, 2004, 2008, 2009 (being the worst IMO)

    Ok years

    2000, 2003, 2011

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    blueprint
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    Faves: 2002, 2006, 2010
    In retrospect 2008 doesn’t seem that great anymore, but at the time I thought it was a pretty solid year for films. 2010 is probably the best. Too bad its Best Picture winner doesn’t represent that…

    Least Faves: 2001, 2003, 2009, 2011
    2009 and 2011 are equally boring in terms of films, with a few exceptions, but 2011 at least had a bunch of stunning performances (most of them being snubbed by the academy). 2009 only had Mo’nique, Christoph Waltz and maybe Marion Cotillard, so it is the worst to me.

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    the spotless mind
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    ^^
    I hated 2007.  I know everyone seems to love it, though.

    Just the best picture nominees alone I really disliked:

    There Will Be Blood–I didn’t hate it when I saw it, but I have no desire to see it again.
    Juno–Tried so so so hard to be as quirky as possible.  It bugged me.
    Michael Clayton–Meh.. Didn’t really get it.  Thought Tilda was brilliant, though.
    Atonement–Don’t dislike it.  Don’t particularly like it.

    and then..

    No Country for Old Men–My LEAST favorite best picture winner of all time.  I just.. I just can’t..  I have seen it three times.  Each time hoping and praying that it will somehow get better or at least make some sense in my brain.  But it just gets worse, imo.  Aside from the great performance by Javier and the scene between Him and Kelly McDonald, the whole thing just baffles my mind.

    The best of 2007 for me were:
    Hairspray
    Sweeney Todd
    and Knocked Up

    Honestly, There Will Be Blood was my favorite film of the decade, so that alone is enough to rank 2007 as one of the best years, in my eyes. But then you add No Country for Old Men, The Assassination of Jesse James, Zodiac, Eastern Promises, Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, among others, all of which I consider either great, a near-masterpiece, or a masterpiece, and it becomes no contest for me. It felt like a banner year for the auteur and young and new filmmakers alike, with a variety of genres and different themes explored in interesting ways. It was the hardest I can ever remember working on a top 10 list, because of several I was forced to leave off that could’ve been legitimate top 10 contenders in a weaker year. 

    It was a very good year for smaller, overlooked indie, foreign and docu gems that I greatly admired like The Lookout, Once, Bug, Lars and the Real Girl, 4 Months, 3 Weeks and Two Days, The King of Kong, and Lust, Caution. Looking back on a list of films released, though, there were fewer of them than I remembered, with plenty of crap (but any great year is inevitably going to be filled with a little crap, it’s Hollywood afterall), and I totally agree about the Best Picture nominees. But the good definitely outweighs the bad, IMO. 

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    #53900

    Nice Canadian flag Brilliance.
    Any chance that I am one of those “Peta” bitches? Many thanks. They’re just ONE of the advocacy groups I belong to. And I’m proud of it.

    Well heck. Each year since then has had it’s great films and not so great films. That’s my feeling anyways.

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    The quote about PETA bitches is a quote from 30 Rock not an attack on anyone.  

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    I can find something to appreciate almost every year.

    2007 is probably my favorite year.
    Once (my favorite film of all time)
    Into the Wild (my sixth favorite film of all time)
    Zodiac (sixteenth or seventeenth favorite film of all time)
    There Will Be Blood
    Juno
    No Country for Old Men
    4 Months 3 Weeks 2 Days 
    Ratatouille 
    Waitress
    Knocked Up
    The Bourne Ultimatum
    Enchanted
    Sweeny Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
    Lars and the Real Girl
    The Savages

    2006 is another good one
    Little Miss Sunshine (my fifth favorite film of all time)
    Pan’s Labyrinth 
    The Departed (I’d say the second best BP winner from that decade)
    United 93
    Children of Men 
    Half Nelson
    The Prestige 
    Thank You for Smoking 
    V for Vendetta
    Casino Royale
    The Queen
    Letters From Iwo Jima

    2005 is third (none are true epochal favorites, but instead there are a slew of really well made films)
    Brokeback Mountain
    Capote
    Batman Begins 
    The Squid and the Whale 
    A History of Violence
    Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
    Good Night and Good Luck
    King Kong 
    Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
    Murderball 

    2009 (this actually might be better than 2005)
    The Hurt Locker (definite favorite)
    District 9
    Inglourious Basterds (another huge favorie)
    Up in the Air 
    Paper Heart
    The Hangover
    Adventureland
    Up
    Star Trek 
    Away We Go
    Moon
    (500) Days of Summer
    In the Loop
    The Informant!
    Where the Wild Things Are (fifteenth all time favorite film) 

    2001
    Black Hawk Down (huge favorite)
    Amelie
    Donnie Darko (top five or ten)
    Mullholland Drive (not necessarily a favorite, but boy is this a masterpiece)
    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
    The Royal Tenenbaums
    Spirited Away (one of the greatest animated films of all time)
    Ghost World
    Godsford Park
    Life as a House
    In the Bedroom
    Monsters Inc.

    2003
    City of God (greatest ensemble film that I’ve ever seen)
    Shattered Glass (top thirty)
    Elephant (thirteenth favorite film of all time)
    In America
    Matchstick Men
    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
    21 Grams
    Big Fish
    X2
    A Mighty Wind
    School of Rock
    Dogville 
    Elf (my generation’s Christmas classic)
    Finding Nemo
    Lost in Translation
    Mystic River

    …. and finally 2010
    The Social Network (fourth favorite film of all time)
    Fish Tank
    Toy Story 3
    Cyrus
    Inception
    Black Swan
    Shutter Island
    The Ghost Writer
    The Kids Are All Right 
    True Grit
    A Prophet (so f***ing brilliant)
    Kick Ass
    Scott Pilgram Vs. The World
    The Town
    Buried  
    Blue Valentine 

    2008 was all right
    The Dark Knight (second favorite film of all time)
    Paranoid Park
    Slumdog Millionaire
    WALL-E
    The Wrestler
    Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist
    Burn After Reading
    The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
    Happy Go Lucky
    Forgetting Sarah Marshall
    Iron Man 

    Everything else was meh…. 

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    Nice Canadian flag Brilliance.
    Any chance that I am one of those “Peta” bitches? Many thanks. They’re just ONE of the advocacy groups I belong to. And I’m proud of it.

    Is Brilliance one of those Canadians who smash baby seals brains in for their fur?

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    Anyway, although it might seem to be a dismal year for film, there are always at least a few great films and sometimes even a masterpiece or two released each and every year.  In comparison, some years just have more great films or masterpieces than other years.

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    #53905

    Favorites=2002, 2006, 2009

    Least Favorites=2000, 2004, 2005, 2008 

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    #53906

    2005 is pretty bad. I don’t think I loved a film from that year.

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    Anonymous
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    There’s always something to appreciate from every year. Although last year was the first time I didn’t love a single movie. 

    I loved 2007’s The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, and I liked No Country For Old Men, Rataouille and Juno. Everything else left me indifferent.

    The Squid and the Whale helped left 2005, otherwise it’d be on the worst list.

    2008 and 2009 were just filled with overrated, mediocre movies. Though 2008’s top three movies (The Wrestler, WALL-E, The Band’s Visit) are admirable.

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