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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 [link] [3 comments]

Current links on the assassination of Benazir Bhutto in Pakistan.
Guardian UK
Al Jazeera English

[Abuse of very interesting but copyrighted material is to be found in our comments section]

- L.M. 12-27-2007 9:54 pm [link] [9 comments]

Image courtesy of Kate Wilson

- L.M. 12-23-2007 1:11 am [link] [6 comments]

In these bleak midwinter moments...a seasonal greeting from greygoo.

- sally mckay 12-22-2007 5:00 am [link] [1 ref] [2 comments]

Two current installations in Toronto by Warren Quigley:

"Love Motel" at Fly Gallery, 1172 Queen St. W., Toronto until Jan. 08


"Moveable Garden" at Harbourfront, Toronto until end of Feb. 08
(on lawn (snowfield) west of York Quay Centre)


- L.M. 12-21-2007 11:38 pm [link] [1 comment]

Eric Glavin's Top Ten List

#1 Mike Kelley Petting Zoo installation at Skulptur Projekte Münster:


#2 Geoffrey Farmer The Puppet Kit (Personality Workshop) at Le Biennale de Montréal:


#3 Snap Judgements at The National Gallery, Ottawa.

#4 Fiona Banner: The Bastard Word at The Power Plant, Toronto:


#5 Carlo Cesta International House of Sunshine at Diaz:


#6 Jon Sasaki : Wishing For Three More Wishes at Gallery TPW. Toronto:


#7 Hito Steyerl's film Lovely Andrea at Documenta, Kassel:


#8 Nestor Krüger at Goodwater, Toronto:


#9 Film Fort at Art Gallery of Mississauga.

#10 BGL at Diaz:

- L.M. 12-20-2007 8:15 pm [link] [1 ref] [2 comments]