Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Genuine Experience: The Top Ten Films of 2007

It seems a little strange to call Tsai Ming-liang the filmmaker of the year when he hasn't debuted a single feature in the past twelve months, but the dictates of the ten-best list force us to consider a temporally diverse set of films as a single year's work, provided they all had their American theatrical debut sometime between January 1 and December 31, 2007. After all, some objective standard is needed. Tsai's 2005 film The Wayward Cloud, an unquestionable masterpiece, and his generally excellent 2006 offering I Don't Want to Sleep Alone both debuted in New York theaters this year, and no other filmmaker has made a comparable offering in the same time frame.

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