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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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Ratatouille (2007)

Daynah Burnett
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Monkey Business (Part 2: June)

Apparently, as the sun's strongest rays finally settle over the movie going public, sequels are the remedy to cool down an overheated demographic. This month alone holds five examples of such redux refreshment. The rest of the choices are a variety pack of genres, ideas and possibilities.

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The Ultimate Gift (2006)

As in 300, all plot events, visual compositions, and supporting others are in place to redeem, enlighten, and celebrate the straight white male protagonist.

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Tommy Boy: Holy Schnike Edition (1995)

It seems odd that this well-executed formula buddy comedy would have such a tortured birthing process.

Jesse Hassenger
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Assault on Precinct 13 (2005)

What still works is the edgy distrust-into-respect that develops between the killer and the cop.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Making the Misfits (2001)

There's a cautionary tale in the notion that life sometimes imitates art enough to destroy both, and this piece might have striven harder to assess which is the greater American tragedy.

Jonathan Kiefer
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