Top 10 New Films of 2007: No. 10
No. 10: The Hawk is Dying (Julian Goldberger, 2007)
Paul Giamatti plays an auto shop owner at the end of his rope. At the other end of the rope is a hawk. Both hawk and man are falling apart physically and mentally, though Giamatti is the better actor. An excellent performance from Giamatti showing a a man in mid-life crisis and the growing burdens we carry as we age. Adaptation from a Harry Crews novel.