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  • dosmax
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    1. Boyhood
    2. Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
    3. Citizenfour
    4. Force Majeure
    5. Foxcatcher
    6. Under the Skin
    7. Selma
    8. Edge of Tomorrow
    9. Beyond the Lights
    10. Locke

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/the-best-movies-of-2014-boyhood-force-majeure-selma-and-more/2014/11/25/c09403ae-70ed-11e4-8808-afaa1e3a33ef_story.html 

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    Cheshire
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    Is it me or is it a little early for Top 10 of the year lists.

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    Nessie
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    1. Boyhood
    2. Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
    3. Citizenfour
    4. Force Majeure
    5. Foxcatcher
    6. Under the Skin
    7. Selma
    8. Edge of Tomorrow
    9. Beyond the Lights
    10. Locke

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/the-best-movies-of-2014-boyhood-force-majeure-selma-and-more/2014/11/25/c09403ae-70ed-11e4-8808-afaa1e3a33ef_story.html %5B/quote%5D

    Interesting: in the Top Ten no Theory of Everything, Unbroken, Imitation Game, Wild, A Most Violent Year, Into the Woods. And presumably, she has seen all of them. Selma only ranks 7th. 

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    Halo_Insider
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    #166291

    Is it me or is it a little early for Top 10 of the year lists.

    I was thinking so, though most of the year’s big films have already screened for the press by this point. My only question is whether or not Unbroken was seen.  

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    24Emmy
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    #166292

    The Washington Post was in a hurry this year. Interesting.

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    Milo Kunis
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    #166293

    Those are my Top Two favorites as well. 

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    Denis
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    #166294

    Edge of Tomorrow was very good, but I would prefer , by a hair, Guardians of the Galaxy on that list.

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    Wombat988
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    BFI took a selection of 50 critics’ 2014 top-5 lists and found the top 20 films by the amounts of times each came up on a list. Granted it isn’t a top-10 list, but I thought it might be worthwhile posting here anyway. Also, due to it being a British publication, some of the films on the list were premiered in 2013, like The Wolf of Wall Street.

    I definitely agree with number 1.

    http://www.bfi.org.uk/best-films-2014 

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    Nessie
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    Here’s the Daily Telegraph’s list, not in any particular order. It obviously only covers films released in the UK this year (but it also includes some films like Wolf of Wall Street which were released in the States in 2013, so I’ve deleted those).

    Mr. Turner
    Interstellar
    Map to the Stars
    Ida
    A Most Wanted Man
    Boyhood
    A Story of Children and Film
    Under the Skin
    Grand Budapest Hotel

     

     

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    Manuel Colon
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    Under The Skin seems to have a lot of support from critics.

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    moviefan61794
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    Peter Travers’ list:

    1) Boyhood
    2) Birdman
    3) Foxcatcher
    4) Selma
    5) Gone Girl
    6) Whiplash
    7) The Grand Budapest Hotel
    8) Unbroken
    9) Under the Skin
    10) Interstellar 

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    Halo_Insider
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    Peter Travers’ list:

    1) Boyhood
    2) Birdman
    3) Foxcatcher
    4) Selma
    5) Gone Girl
    6) Whiplash
    7) The Grand Budapest Hotel
    8) Unbroken
    9) Under the Skin
    10) Interstellar 

    Aww, he chose at least one film that’s not being advertised as a major Oscar contender. Peter is growing up.  

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    ETPhoneHome
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    Ok, I guess I’m the only one in the world who had a lukewarm reaction to Under the Skin. I wouldn’t put it anywhere near my top 10, or even my top 20. I liked some aspects of it, like the score and the cinematography, but it was otherwise unexceptional to me. I also didn’t like The Tree of Life, which I would say is somewhat comparable, because I only enjoyed its cinematography and score as well. I guess I can expect it on a bunch of lists, and I can be accused of not appreciating artistic cinema, but I have to be honest. Am I alone on this?

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    Tye-Grr
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    ^I’m with you. I too found ‘Under The Skin’ to be underwhelming. There are moments from the film that really stuck with me though, such as [SPOILER ALERT] the moment when we see what happens to the people she seduces, the scene where she lets the disabled man go, and the whole last act starting from when she tries to have sex for the first time to when we see her alien form and the gorgeous shot of her running through the forest after being set on fire. I thought Johansson was very good in the lead, but the most exceptional aspects were the score and the cinematography- the film is just stunning to look at. I get what Glazer was going for with the film, but it was just too repetitive for it’s own good, and though I found parts of it to be hypnotic and entrancing, an equal amount of parts were drawn out and dull.

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    ETPhoneHome
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    ^That perfectly sums up my thoughts. I’m glad I’m not alone! I was starting to feel like I was taking crazy pills!

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