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MY NAME IS ALBERT AYLER LISTED AS ONE OF THE TEN BEST FILMS OF 2007 IN THE OBSERVER (UK)

The Observer’s film journalist Jason Solomons writes in an article published on November 25: “You may measure your year in shopping days until Christmas or weeks until the end of term but in the film industry, it’s all about awards season. And it starts now. … I find the Oscar nominations rarely represent the best film or performances of the year - they reflect, rather, what the studio bosses want us to think are the best films of the year. Personally, I trawl through my diary and mark down anything I’ve enjoyed since January, whether it’s a tiny foreign language release, an ICA documentary or a blockbuster. I have just done an annual stock-take, which offered up: Eastern Promises, My Name is Albert Ayler, Days of Glory (Indigenes), Blades of Glory, This Is England, Zodiac, Hairspray, Breach, The Bourne Ultimatum and Blame it on Fidel. And if that jogs a hovering pen in the direction of any of those films, then wonderful…” Read more