My Definitive Cut, 2007

Yes it's finally here! My Definite Cut '07, a tribute to the top 10 films and the best 5 directors of 2007. I've critiqued 62 newly-released films from 1st March 2007 to 29th February 2008. And I've narrowed it down to 15 finalists. Which movies will make it to the final ten? Which one will be crown Best Film 'o7? Before we get into the thick of things, here are the 15 contenders (in alphanumeric order):

300 (Zack Snyder)
881 (Royston Tan)
American Gangster (Ridley Scott)
Born Into Brothers (Zana Briski/Ross Kauffman)
Diving Bell And The Butterfly, The (Julian Schnabel)
Knocked Up (Judd Apatow)
Lions For Lambs (Robert Redford)
Mist, The (Frank Darabont)
No Country For Old Men (The Coen Brothers)
Persepolis (Vincent Paronnaud/Marjane Satrapi)
Sicko (Michael Moore)
Stardust (Matthew Vaughn)
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street (Tim Burton)
There Will Be Blood (Paul Thomas Anderson)
Zodiac (David Fincher)

MY DEFINITE CUT '07
1. THERE WILL BE BLOOD
2. KNOCKED UP
3. THE MIST
4. 300
5. AMERICAN GANGSTER
6. SICKO
7. SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET
8. ZODIAC
9. STARDUST
10. THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY

Honorable Mention:
881
NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN

Who are the 5 best filmmakers of 2007? Will the list make up of mostly veterans or up-and-coming directors?

MY DIRECTOR'S CUT '07
1. PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON (There Will Be Blood)
2. TIM BURTON (Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street)
3. DAVID FINCHER (Zodiac)
4. FRANK DARABONT (The Mist)
5. PAUL GREENGRASS (The Bourne Ultimatum)

Honorable Mention:
RIDLEY SCOTT (American Gangster)

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