But not 2007. This year the movies Hollywood stingily withheld actually delivered. Well, most of them at any rate. As a result, the year kept getting better as it went, gathering speed as it barrelled towards its rather cataclysmic end. December had three major offerings emblematic of this tendency: Sweeney Todd's bloodbath, Atonement's guilty backwards glance and There Will Be Blood's implosion were all shocking and rather final finales in their own ways.
"You Can't Stop What's Coming"
...continue reading for more on the emotional disintegrations and mass destruction of this just-wrapped film year. Next up: underappreciated, honorable mentions and the ten best pictures of 2007 according to Nathaniel.