I loved the hell out of this years crop of films. For the past weeks I’ve been catching up relentlessly on the films I’ve missed or have rushed through in the competitive end of the year scramble. Maybe I’ve missed some or skipped some, but I am confident of the films I’ve loved.
I’m happy to say I didn’t see very many bad films in 2014, but that also made it difficult to narrow down my 10 favorites and choose which ones I liked better than the other. Nonetheless, I’m proud of my outcome. Hope you enjoyed your movie going experiences and check out some of these films you may have missed. Before we get started, here are some honorable mentions…
There are many years where the same ten to twenty films circumnavigate every critics top ten list, I am happy to say this is not one of those years. When it came to arranging my list I looked at films that made a huge impact on me after that initial viewing, many of which I later happily returned to throughout the year like comfort food to scratch my cinema itch.
10. Blue Jasmine – It’s pretty common knowledge that Woody Allen is a sleazy old man who married his stepdaughter, so it pains me whenever I like one of his movies. Blue Jasmine is a truly heartbreaking story of the emotionally crippling effects of financial loss. Cate Blanchett delivers her best performance ever as a waspy mental case who you can’t help but empathize with.
9. The Conjuring – This movie is so scary that, as I sit alone in my room in the dark, I don’t want to write about it. The Conjuring is a truly original horror movie that still manages to pay homage to the classics. With endless carefully crafted scares and a super spooky doll that I continue to be fucked up by, this is one you don’t want to miss (unless you’re a wuss.) Continue reading
This Week Blaise and James are joined by Becca Noble, Jourdan Villalon and Daniel Davila to look back on 2013 in the world of film.