The Narcoleptic Critic’s Society
The 2007 Somnolent Awards

When we ran our 2007 year-end lists two weeks ago, Jenn had just been admitted to the hospital for a rather unpleasant 7-day tour… so she missed out on the round up. Fortunately, that has given her an additional two weeks to refine her own selections, just enough material to justify an entire column unto itself.

By way of explanation, Jenn attended just over 40 screenings last year—all before a long-in-coming diagnosis of a rare sleep disorder was established. Thus we have… the “Somnolent Awards.”

Howard as Jim EllisMovies Jenn is Glad She Slept Through:

  1. What Would Jesus Buy?
  2. Pride
  3. My Kid Could Paint That
  4. Hot Fuzz

Movies Jenn Wishes She Had Not Slept Through:

  1. Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple
  2. Manufactured Landscapes

Movies Jenn Wishes She’d Slept Through:

  1. Hannibal Rising
  2. The Reaping
  3. Glastonbury
  4. Civic Duty

Movies Jenn Made It Through; But What Was The Point?:

  1. Fracture
  2. Blades of Glory (my guilty pleasure for 2007)
  3. There Will Be Blood
  4. Balls of Fury

Movies Jenn Stayed Awake Through, Enjoyed, and Heartily Recommends:

  1. Vanaja
  2. Maxed Out: Hard Times, Easy Credit and the Era of Predatory Lenders
  3. The Dead Girl
  4. Grbavica: The Land of My Dreams
  5. Reign Over Me
  6. Ratatouille
  7. God Grew Tired of Us: The Story of Lost Boys of Sudan
  8. Steel City
  9. Juno
  10. Beyond the Gates