Marc Glassman's Best Films of 2007
Criteria: All films had to be released for one week in a Toronto cinema

Best Picture, English language International
  • I'm Not There
  • No Country for Old Men
  • Into the Wild
  • Atonement
  • A Mighty Heart

Best Performance, Male
  • Tommy Lee Jones, In the Valley of Elah
  • Emile Hirsch, Into the Wild
  • Gordon Pinsent, Away from Her
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman, Before the Devil Knows You're Dead
  • Viggo Mortensen, Eastern Promises

Best Performance, Female
  • Cate Blanchett, I'm Not There
  • Ellen Page, Juno
  • Helena Bonham Carter, Sweeney Todd
  • Laura Dern, Inland Empire
  • Tang Wei, Lust, Caution

Best Supporting Performance, Male
  • Casey Affleck, The Assassination of Jesse James
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman, Charlie Wilson's War
  • Javier Bardem, No Country for Old Men
  • Ulirich Muhe. The Lives of Others
  • Tommy Lee Jones, No Country for Old Men

Best Supporting Performance, Female
  • Vanessa Redgrave, Atonement
  • Nikki Blonsky, Hairspray
  • Jennifer Jason Leigh, Margot at the Wedding
  • Marie Josee Croze, Diving Bell and Butterfly
  • Laura Harris, Severance

Best Director
  • Todd Haynes, I'm Not There
  • The Coen Brothers, No Country for Old Men
  • David Lynch, Inland Empire
  • Julian Schnabel, The Diving Bell & Butterfly
  • David Cronenberg, Eastern Promises

Best Screenplay, adapted or original
  • Coen Brothers, No Country for Old Men
  • Diablo Cody, Juno
  • Beatrix Christian, Jindabyne
  • Christopher Hampton, Atonement
  • Andrew Currie, Robert Chomiak & Dennis Heaton, Fido

Best Canadian Film
  • Away from Her
  • Fido
  • Brand Upon the Brain!
  • Congorama
  • Missing Victor Pellerin

Best First Feature
  • Away from Her
  • Michael Clayton
  • Control
  • Missing Victor Pellerin
  • Red Road

Best Animated Feature
  • Paprika
  • Ratatouille
  • The Simpsons Movie
  • Bee Movie
  • Shrek the Third

Best Foreign-Language Film
  • 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days
  • Offside
  • Black Book
  • 13 Tzameti
  • The Lives of Others

Best Documentary
  • My Kid Could Paint That
  • No End in Sight
  • Manufacturing Dissent
  • Sicko
  • In the Shadow of the Moon

- sally mckay 12-28-2007 7:17 pm

Over the years, I've seen some of the greatest films on Marc's recommendation.

I watched "Away From her" the other night. First of all, my taste in entertainment are either BBC costume dramas or spy thrillers with oodles of elegant violence, so a movie about a couple dealing with Alzheimer's is not an easy sell to me. But when you start with a short story by the Great Goddess of all short story writers, Alice Munro, and cast beautiful brilliant actors like Gordon Pinsent and Julie Christie, showing every year of their age, I couldn't turn the damn thing off.

Sarah Polley should be also commended for showing so much restraint as a director. Of course, I found it heartbreaking, but I didn't feel emotionally manipulated for a second.
- L.M. 12-29-2007 12:02 am

Marc I am glad that you have pointed out Laura Dern in Inland Empire!! She does everything in that film and very well. She also seems to keep a very fucked up and fabulous film together!!
- Andrew Harwood (guest) 12-29-2007 7:38 am

Emile Hirsh for best actor!!! Laura Dern best actess!!!

Javier Bardem and Coens for everything else!
- Candy Minx (guest) 12-29-2007 8:10 pm

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