Staff’s top films of 2007

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MARTYN BAMBER
London, United Kingdom

(in alphabetical order)
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford [Andrew Dominik]
Black Book [Paul Verhoeven]
Lights in the Dusk [Aki Kaurismäki]
Lions for Lambs [Robert Redford]
Offside [Jafar Panahi]
Redacted [Brian De Palma]
Rescue Dawn [Werner Herzog]
Southland Tales [Richard Kelly]
Sunshine [Danny Boyle]
Youth Without Youth [Francis Ford Coppola]

JAMES ROCAROLS
London, United Kingdom

1. Inland Empire [David Lynch]
2. Death Proof [Quentin Tarantino]
3. Sicko [Michael Moore]
4. The Mark of Cain [Marc Munden]
5. Eastern Promises [David Cronenberg]
6. Rescue Dawn [Werner Herzog]
7. The Lives of Others [Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck]
8. This is England [Shane Meadows]
9. Zodiac [David Fincher]
10. Control [Anton Corbijn]

Films I haven’t yet caught up with include Atonement, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days, No Country for Old Men, Into the Wild and There Will Be Blood.

Honorable mentions also go to Jihan El-Tahri’s Cuba, une odyssée africaine and Adam Curtis’ The Trap, two formidable feature-length TV documentaries.

NEAL SOLON
New York, NY, United States

1. No End in Sight [Charles Ferguson]
2. There Will Be Blood [Paul Thomas Anderson]
3. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly [Julian Schnabel]
4. The Lives of Others [Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck]
5. Superbad [Greg Mottola]
6. Persepolis [Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud]
7. Killer of Sheep [Charles Burnett]
8. The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters [Seth Gordon]
9. Michael Clayton [Tony Gilroy]
10. Ratatouille [Brad Bird]

MARTIN TSAI
New York, NY, United States

1. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly [Julian Schnabel]
2. 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days [Cristian Mungiu]
3. Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead [Sidney Lumet]
4. Offside [Jafar Panahi]
5. The Host [Bong Joon-ho]
6. Black Book [Paul Verhoeven]
7. There Will Be Blood [Paul Thomas Anderson]
8. The Namesake [Mira Nair]
9. Michael Clayton [Tony Gilroy]
10. Control [Anton Corbijn]

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