The list author says: "I thought it was just my imagination when I came to the conclusion that 2007 was an exceptional year for movies, but when the professional critics started saying the same thing, it must be true. Besides the comeback of the Western, 2007 brought several excellent documentaries and musicals."
"'No Country for Old Men' is another Coen Brothers' masterpiece. Featuring key performances by Josh Brolin, Tommy Lee Jones, and Javier Bardem, the film presents an intense story about a homicidal maniac set lose after a drug deal gone bad in the desert. Uniquely gripping."
"Based on a book by Jon Krakauer, Sean Penn's perfectionistic direction brings a true tale of a would be Harvard graduate who gives it all away to live by his wits in the wild. Fine performances, especially by Emile Hirsch, Hal Holbrook, and Vince Vaughn."
"'In the Shadow of the Moon' restores awe to the Apollo space program. Featuring key interviews with several of the astronauts who provide frank and relaxed testimony, never seen before footage, and a spine-tingling score, this movie relaunches our interest in events we have often taken for granted."
"Proposing that the loved ones perhaps suffer more, 'Away from Her' shows the heartbreaking development of Alzheimer's. Grant Anderson must make arrangements for his wife Fiona to go to a special care center where she soon takes up with another patient and forgets his identity. With a marvelous sunset performance by Julie Christie and Canadian actor, Gordon Pinsent."