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I continue this year in my new approach to a “Best of” list, eschewing the arbitrary list of ten for a list of...however many I think actually deserve it.  I seek inspiration, greedily, and no film that does not provide it will find its way onto my list. 


You will notice that my list this year contains a lot of familiar titles, including many of those that are nominated for Oscars.  This is what happens when the Academy decides to put quality ahead of other considerations.



1.           No Country for Old Men

2.           The Diving Bell & the Butterfly

3.           I’m Not There

4.           There Will Be Blood

5.           Michael Clayton

6.           Gone Baby Gone

7.           Once

8.           Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead

9.           Control




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