Loved all of them.
There are already numerous threads for this Best Picture race.
2007 was a good year for film…I’d say it, along with 2006 were the strongest years for film that decade…which in itself was a weak decade overall.
I am in a small minority on this race as I couldn’t stand or comprehend much of the praise for No Country for Old Men and I also found There Will Be Blood to be a little overrated.
Atonement and Juno were both entertaining but not Best Picture worthy.
Of the nominees, the best for me was easily Michael Clayton.
My favorite film of that year was The Diving Bell and the Butterfly.
Strangely I’d vote for ‘Atonement’ by default.
1. No Country For Old Men – masterpiece!!!
2. Michael Clayton – love this kind of edge of your seat thriller…very much enjoyed this film.
3. Juno – Fun. Semi clever script, engaging performances…well directed.
4. There Will Be Blood – Very interesting, yet painful for it’s pace and length. Don’t get Anderson’s style of directing.
5. Atonement – bored me, a few good performances though.
1. There Will Be Blood
2. No Country for Old Men
3. Michael Clayton
My rankings for Best Picture 2007 are:
1. No Country for Old Men, Miramax / Paramount Vantage, produced by Scott Rudin, Ethan Coen and Joel Coen
2. There Will Be Blood, Paramount Vantage / Miramax, produced by Paul Thomas Anderson, Daniel Lupi and JoAnne Sellar
3. Atonement, Working Title, produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner and Paul Webster
4. Michael Clayton, Warner Bros. Pictures, produced by Jennifer Fox, Kerry Orent and Sydney Pollack
5. Juno, Fox Searchlight Pictures, produced by Lianne Halfon, Mason Novick and Russell Smith
Interestingly, No Country for Old Men and There Will Be Blood both came from the same studios, Paramount Vantage and Miramax.
Not a fan of the gawdawful Atonement; didnt care for the ‘message’ in Juno; sick of the overpraised TWBB; No Country is a master work, but I voted for Michael Clayton. I didnt have to think about it that much either.