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A Gallery of Good Works: The Best Films of 2007

From Julian Schnabel's artsy The Diving Bell and the Butterfly to the legendary Coen Brothers splendid adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's No Country for Old Men, PopMatters counts down the 30 best films of 2007.

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Performance Art: The Best Acting of 2007 - Male

From the tender and eerie precision of Sam Riley's depiction of Joy Division singer Ian Curtis in Control to yet another superlative performance by Daniel Day-Lewis in There Will Be Blood, PopMatters highlights the best male actors of 2007.

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The Best Big Screen Eye Candy of 2007

When flipping through my mental catalog of the year's films, certain scenes stand out. This past year offered a veritable feast of visual goodies.

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Filmmaker as artist: With so much talent, what’s a little ego?

It could be a Zen koan, what just came out of Julian Schnabel’s mouth: “Nobody knows better than you what you need to do,

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The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (Le Scaphandre et le Papillon)

The movie follows the outline of Jean-Dominique Bauby's memoir, not only recounting his former, super-glam playboy life, but also reckoning with his current condition, asserting a self without speech or gesture.

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The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

Diving Bell feels like another world and visually, it looks like no other film.

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24 Aug 2007 // 6:55 AM

‘Mr. Bean’ speaks! (About his new movie)

"I definitely do not have the wit of Blackadder. I definitely require scriptwriters to provide that. And I don't think I'm as dark or cynical as Blackadder is in his view of the world."

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Mr. Bean’s Holiday (Les Vacances de Mr. Bean)

Back with even less to say than before, Bean lurches toward his much-anticipated beach vacation with all the refinement of a train wreck.

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23 Aug 2007 // 9:42 PM

Mr. Beans Holiday

Physical comedy is officially dead, and Rowan Atkinson killed it.

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French director Gondry would rather play with paint than pixels

The visionary French film director Michel Gondry learned early that making art was a good way to impress people. “I would draw naked women and

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Monkey Business (Part 4: August)

In past years, Hollywood purposely counter programmed these renowned Cineplex dog days, trying to offset the perception that cinematic scraps were all the studios had to offer. From the look of this lame list, it's apparently back to the filmic fridge for some patently warmed over offerings.

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The Science of Sleep (La Science des rêves) (2006)

This film revels in blurriness; not just in the line between director and fictional character, but between people, languages, and of course, between sleeping and waking, between living and dreaming.

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The Pay Off: The Best Film of 2006

For many of the movies on PopMatters' 2006 list of the year's best films, it is clear that a heavy personal and professional stake was riding on the final product.

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The Science of Sleep (La Science des rêves) (2006)

Written and directed by the ever inventive Michel Gondry, The Science of Sleep is a gorgeous, weird, mesmeric movie, with adorable animated reveries to represent Stéphane's subjective state.

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Hozier + Death Cab for Cutie + Rock Radio 104.5's Birthday Show (Photo Gallery)

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"Radio 104.5's birthday show featured great bands and might have been the unofficial start of summer festival season in the Northeast.

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