Thursday, January 15, 2015

Movies: I Saw A Lot of Them in 2014



I saw a lot of movies this year, and I really liked a lot of them.  Maybe I'm going soft in my old age.  In any event, here's a list of my faves in a vague sort of order.

Birdman                              Innovative vision
Snowpiercer                        Visceral gut punch
Boyhood                              Indie brilliance
Interstellar                          Epic grandeur
Alan Partridge                     Classic comedy
Jodorowsky’s Dune             Mad passion
Selma                                 Longest standing ovation I’ve seen in a theater

Big Eyes                              A subtler, more mature Burton
Gone Girl                             Hollywood at its most satisfying
Mr. Turner                          I love Mike Leigh
Force Majeure                     Swedish ski trip from hell
Obvious Child                      Fun indie with a bit of bite
Mood Indigo                       Gondry creates a wondrous and frightening world
Regarding Susan Sontag     Words matter
The Punk Singer                 Punk goodness
Chef                                    Sweet Indiewood bordering on cloying
Citizen Four                        Required viewing

We Are The Best                 Punk cuteness
Grand Budapest                  Wes Andersony
The Imitation Game             A bloodless war movie for braniacs

Los Angeles Plays Itself       Not as great as the hype promised, but well worth it
Life Itself                             Not as great as the hype promised, but well worth it

Trip to Italy                          Satisfying yet wanting a little more
Galapagos Affair                   Satisfying yet wanting a little more
Magic In The Moonlight       Satisfying yet wanting a little more
Whiplash                             Good, except when it wasn’t
Godzilla                                I like Godzilla movies and I liked this one

Frank                                  Great at times, not great at times
Ida                                      Great at times, not great at times

Edge of Tomorrow               Blockbuster that entertained

Still wanting to see: Nightcrawler, Babadook, 20,000 Nights On Earth, Wild, PK, Finding Vivian Maier, Land Ho!

1 comment:

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Don't forget Red Army--opening soon!