Sunday, February 22, 2015

Best Movies of 2014

1. The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (Isao Takahata)

2. The Grand Budapest Hotel (Wes Anderson)

3. Interstellar (Christopher Nolan)

4. Gone Girl (David Fincher)

5. Boyhood (Richard Linklater)

6. Under the Skin (Jonathan Glazer)

7. Locke (Steven Knight)

8. The Babadook (Jennifer Kent)

9. Song of the Sea (Tomm Moore)

10. Selma (Ava DuVernay)

11. American Sniper (Clint Eastwood)

12. God Help the Girl (Stuart Murdoch)

Honorable Mentions:  Birdman (Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu), Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (Matt Reeves), Guardians of the Galaxy (James Gunn), Nightcrawler (Dan Gilroy), The Lego Movie (Phil Lord, Chris Miller), X-Men: Days of Future Past (Bryan Singer), The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness (Mami Sunada), Inherent Vice (Paul Thomas Anderson)

Most Overrated:  Snowpiercer (Bong Joon-Ho)

Most Underrated/Underseen:  God Help the Girl (Stuart Murdoch), and The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness (Mami Sunada)

Favorite Guilty Pleasure:  Lucy (Luc Besson)

Worst Movie I Saw This Year: Transformers: Age of Extinction (Michael Bay) (but Snowpiercer made me angrier)

Complete list of movies I saw in 2014 HERE.

Top 10 Older Films I Saw for the First Time in 2014:

1. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (Lynch, 1992)
2. The Elephant Man (Lynch, 1980)
3. Tokyo Story (Ozu, 1953)
4. Trouble in Paradise (Lubitsch, 1932)
5. Mulholland Dr. (Lynch, 2001)
6. Heathers (Lehmann, 1988)
7. Dazed and Confused (Linklater, 1993)
8. Laura (Preminger, 1944)
9. The Wind Will Carry Us (Kiarostami, 1999)
10. They Live By Night (Ray, 1948)

That's the Top 10, but you can find the Top 25 in color HERE.

(actually posted March 24 2015)

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