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Accolades 2007

Variety reports that the 2007 awards season has begun with announcements from the National Board of Review, generally said to be the first picks that matter with respect to Oscar season . . . And No Country for Old Men has been selected best film of the year. Good choice. Their top ten (in addition to No Country) is as follows:

The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford

Atonement

The Bourne Ultimatum

The Bucket List

Into The Wild

Juno

The Kite Runner

Lars And The Real Girl

Michael Clayton

Sweeney Todd

Of those, I’ve only managed to see Lars and the Real Girl so far, although I very much enjoyed it. I’ve been dying to see Assassination of Jesse James, but it hasn’t shown its face around here. I’m most looking forward to Juno and Sweeney Todd, but I’m intrigued by Atonement and The Kite Runner and I may see Michael Clayton yet. I’m not terribly interested in the other three, but I’ll eventually get around to The Bourne Ultimatum. I’m sorry to say that shaky-camera syndrome just turned me off that whole trilogy.

Other films that received attention include Ratatouille and Gone Baby Gone, both of which I loved. Notably absent from the NBR scene (of the films garnering early awards buzz) are There Will Be Blood, Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead and Charlie Wilson’s War (I’ve been particularly wanting to see the first of those . . . what a year for the southwestern setting, huh?).

In other news (missed this yesterday), here’s a cool poster for The Dark Knight from AwardsDaily.

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~ by Jared on December 5, 2007.

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