Thursday, February 28, 2008

Couchies (La Fin)

Best Picture

Ok, well it's probably about time to wrap the Couchies up, and get on to reviewing a new crop of films. Before giving the best picture nominees and winner, I'll say 2007 was one hell of a year for movies, not only because of what was released, but everything else Sean and I got to in the past 7 months, starting with Inland Empire and Old Joy, probably my two favorite films of the year, but never reviewed! We had Herzog, we had Morris, we had some clunkers, but mostly 25-30 damn good movies. And that's only what we got to! Off RFC, there was just on my end Margot (coming), the Coens, a newfound respect for P.T Anderson, two amazing performances from Ryan Gosling, a Chaplin marathon, a record 4/5 of the Oscar nominated movies, the realization that American History X is just a poorly made movie, 1/2 of Rambo, and..shit, I still haven't seen Lust Caution, 4 Months..., The Man from London, and probably twenty other movies I wanted to see. Oh, yeah and there was a movie about Dylan too! Ah, but the fun is in trying. So, without comment (we've talked about these movies enough)...

The Nominees

3:10 to Yuma

Armée des ombres, L' (Army of Shadows)

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford


And the Winner is...
(take a guess!)

Werckmeister harmóniák (Werkmeister Harmonies)

See you next year.