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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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Sheitan (2006)

Sheitan not only makes tried-and-true horror clichés look hip, arty and elegant, it succeeds in making them look memorably weird.

Matthew Stern
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Derailed (2005)

While RZA and Xzibit deliver their own delights as performers, their characters' aggression and victimization are of a piece, and left to the white guy to sort out.

Cynthia Fuchs
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The Reckoning (2004)

The Reckoning raises significant questions concerning how news and history are shaped by those with the power to name them.

Cynthia Fuchs
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The Reckoning (2004)

The Reckoning raises significant questions concerning how news and history are shaped by those with the power to name them.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Irréversible (2002)

Moved by fury and frustration, Marcus and Pierre take what appears to be the film's most overtly potent decision.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Irréversible (2002)

Gaspar Noé's Irréversible comes at you hard.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Brotherhood of the Wolf (2001)

Christophe Gans' Brotherhood of the Wolf is the sort of visual marvel that DVDs were made for.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Read My Lips (Sur Mes Lèvres) (2001)

Carla and Paul form an odd couple, slouching towards romance while successfully defending (and defining) their common interests against powerful and dangerous people.

Elena Razlagova
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Birthday Girl (2002)

. . . a mildly enjoyable film, offering some giggles and even a few shocking revelations.

Kirsten Markson
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