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A lot of great films came out in 2007. This list and year has the distinction of having two films that avoided American theatres and went straight to DVD. One is a slick South Korean martial arts/action film based around crime, corruption and cops. I saw it at BIFF (Brisbane International Film Festival) in 2007 and fell in love with it's style, choreography, and overall badassery. The action sequences are wonderfully choreographed and the story twists and turns through streets, back alleys, and underground crime syndicates. It also features one of the best fight scenes I've ever seen, complete with BMX bandits and baseball players.
The second is a film that if I mentioned it to 10 random people I would surmise that 8 or 9 would probably never have heard it's name. Which is odd considering who's starring in it and who wrote and directed it. It's one of my favourite comedies of the decade and it features a winning performance from the female lead. Who is always charming, but here, she takes it up a notch. I won't reveal it's title yet because I like to build suspense so I'll leave you hanging until the end. The first three titles on the list represent my top three, then the rest follow in no particular order.
[*]There Will Be Blood
[*]No Country for Old Men
[*]Paris Je T'aime
[*]The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
[*]The Bourne Ultimatum
[*]The City of Violence
[*]I Could Never Be Your Woman
If you haven't seen "I Could Never Be Your Woman", what are you waiting for? Amy Heckerling ("Fast Times at Ridgemont High", "Clueless") delivers a great romantic comedy that is enjoyable for both sexes. Paul Rudd, Jon Lovitz, Saoirse Ronan, Fred Willard and last, but certainly not least Michelle Pfeiffer are all terrific with the real bright spots being Rudd and Pfeiffer. Their chemistry is undeniable and the film would've most definitely failed had it not been for the two of them. Had one of the two of them not been casted, it would not have worked. They work extremely well with each other and you believe and cheer for their romance throughout the film.
You know what, I was going to write more but I want to let the film speak for itself - so go see it.