Saturday, February 9, 2008

CT's 2007 Critics Choice Awards

Last week it was the "Top 10 Most Redeeming Movies of 2007;" this week it is the "2007 Critics' Choice Awards" from Christianity Today.

Have you ever tried to come to agreement or consensus with your friends or family on what movie to watch, or what was the best movie of the year? It's not easy. Sometimes it's downright impossible. So, when all the CT critics agree on one movie, it must be special. This year they all agreed that Juno was the best movie of 2007. Whether you agree or not, that says something about the movie. I haven't seen it yet, but David thought it was "excellent, the best movie of the year!" It's on my list of movies to see.

What do you think? Do you agree? If not, what is your "top movie of 2007"? Post a comment and let's dialogue. Here's the CT list:

Copyright 2008, Martin Baggs


  1. I don't get to the movies often enough anymore (not like I used to, anyway) and have yet to see some of the best of the year (i.e., 'there will be blood' and 'no country for old men' to name a few). but I did see juno. and I fell in love with it. I know many may disagree with me but I think it's smartly written and incredibly funny. takes a couple of unexpected directions and definitely explores the idea of sacrifice. martin, I'd be interested in your thoughts on it... hope you'll post something about it when you see it... (even if you don't end up liking it). :)

    a couple other films I'd recommend: 'the savages' (heartbreaking, great performances by philip seymour hoffman and laura linney) and 'the darjeeling limited' (not wes anderson's best film but still really good. plus, I absolutely love his aesthetic).

  2. I, too, don't get to the movies very often and so catch most of these on DVD. I am hoping to see "There Will Be Blood" at the movies soon, and do plan to see "Juno," though that one will be on DVD. When I see it, I will post a blog review.

    Thanks for the recommendations. I have added both of these to my list of movies to watch. I heard "Savages" was good, and Philip Seymour Hoffman is an under-rated actor. Also, I do like Owen Wilson, so "Darjeeling Limited" will be worth watching.

    Keep posting on this blog!