Saturday, February 03, 2007

Best of 2006: The Directors

Many, but not all, of these five artists will have their praises sung again when I post my Best Picture lineup in the next few days. But first, there will be stops along the way for Best Actor and my three favorite categories every year, Best Actress, Best Cinematography, and Best Editing.

Meanwhile, though it may be immodest of me, I can't resist the temptation to link to this article at the Reverse Shot Blog. Some portion of the web-writing I do feeds back into my professional life, but mostly, I do all of this for the fun, the conversation, and the challenge of practicing my writing and my thinking, especially about movies. It's enormously gratifying when people notice, and even better when they appreciate what they find here. Thanks to all of you who read and comment, and a particularly huge thanks today to the writers at Reverse Shot!

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Blogger tim r said...

I am wildly jealous and agree with every word. I'm so glad there are serious film people out there who know, as everyone should by now, that you're the best, Nick. The best. I know no better writer on film and in fact no one even half as good. And the boon, for all of us, is that you're writing so much at the moment! Long may this largesse continue.

5:41 PM, February 03, 2007  
Blogger Glenn Dunks said...

I thought the primary strengths of Block Party weren't as a result of Gondry. But, then again, I can't really tell from my simple position, what amount of intrusion he did. Was it all Chappelle? Was it all the musicians? I don't know.

God, I wish they'd release Inland Empire here and just get it over with.

10:49 PM, February 03, 2007  
Blogger NATHANIEL R said...

you know. i almost never feel like i don't see enough films and then your awards come out and i'm like "damn" --all these prizes for things i didn't see

death of mr. lazarescu, two drifters, syndromes and a century, the proposition, down in the valley.

this'll teach me to go light on my foreign and indie viewing next year. I didn't do as well as usual in those departments.

9:49 AM, February 04, 2007  

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