The last thing this world needs is another batch of Top 10 lists from some no-talent jackass, but trust me, I’ve got good taste in shit.
The Top 10 Films I Saw In The Theater In 2007
10. The Poughkeepsie Tapes
09. Truck Stop Boys 7: Meaty Mouthfuls
07. Eastern Promises
06. King of Kong
05. Michael Clayton
02. There Will Be Blood
01. No Country For Old Men
I didn’t get to see all the awards contenders this year (screw you, Atonement!) but who has the time? Number 1 was a toss up between Blood and No Country. Ultimately I went with No Country, because it was a near pitch perfect adaptation, whereas Blood was a great film, despite some flaws. Also high on my list was David Fincher’s Zodiac, which I felt got lost in the shuffle of inferior year-end flics.
I also included a couple films I saw at the Tribeca Film Festival, which technically weren’t released in’07. Taxidermia, which I have already professed my love for here, and The Poughkeepsie Tapes, which has potential, if they don’t continue to fuck up the marketing.
Top 10 Worst Films I Saw In The Theater
10. Southland Tales
09. Southland Tales
08. Southland Tales
07. Southland Tales
06. Southland Tales
05. Southland Tales
04. Southland Tales
03. Southland Tales
02. Southland Tales
01. Southland Tales
Dishonorable mention: Southland Tales
Top CDs I
Pirated Purchased (in no particular order, except for #1)
Neon Bible – The Arcade Fire, Planet of Ice – Minus The Bear, New Moon – Elliot Smith, Orchestra of Wolves – Gallows, Truck Stop Boys 7 Original Soundtrack: Sounds of the Meat, We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank – Modest Mouse, Autumn of the Seraphs – Pinback, Ire Works – Dillinger Escape Plan
01. In Rainbows – Radiohead
Honestly, is there a band better than Radiohead?
Best Books of 2007
Out of the 25 or so books I read last year, only a handful were published in ’07. So I’ve gotta say, hands down, the best book of ’07 would have to be Zeroville, by Steve Erickson.
The only other book that even comes close is the autobiography, Slash, which is terribly written, but does include the classic anecdote about the time Izzy jizzed on Slash’s leg while they were double-teaming some whore.
There you have it, folks. My contributions to the glut of useless year-end opinions. As you can see, I’m bad at making lists.