Sunday, March 1, 2015

My Definitive Cut, 2014

It's that time of year in which a Top 10 Favourite Films list is overdue.  
















There are 19 nominees in the year of 2014 (in alphanumeric order):
BEYOND BEAUTY: TAIWAN FROM ABOVE (Chi Po-lin)
BIRDMAN (Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu)
BOYHOOD (Richard Linklater)
CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER (Anthony & Joe Russo)
CHEF (Jon Favreau)
EDGE OF TOMORROW (Doug Liman)
GODZILLA (Gareth Edwards)
GONE GIRL (David Fincher)
GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL, THE (Wes Anderson)
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (James Gunn)
IMITATION GAME, THE (Morten Tyldum)
INTERSTELLAR (Christopher Nolan)
LEVIATHAN (Andrei Zvyagintsev)
LIFE ITSELF (Steve James)
LUNCHBOX, THE (Ritesh Batra)
MOMMY (Xavier Dolan)
NIGHTCRAWLER (Dan Gilroy)
WHIPLASH (Damien Chazelle)
WINTER SLEEP (Nuri Bilge Ceylan)

My Favourite 10 Films of 2014
1.  LEVIATHAN 
2.  BIRDMAN 
3.  THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL
4.  BOYHOOD 
5.  GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
6.  MOMMY
7.  INTERSTELLAR
8.  CHEF
9.  WINTER SLEEP
10.  NIGHTCRAWLER

Honourable Mention
11.  THE LUNCHBOX
12.  GONE GIRL

My Favourite 5 Directors of 2014
1.  Andrei Zvyagintsev (LEVIATHAN)
2.  Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (BIRDMAN)
3.  Wes Anderson (THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL)
4.  Richard Linklater (BOYHOOD)
5.  Nuri Bilge Ceylan (WINTER SLEEP)

Honourable Mention
6.  Christopher Nolan (INTERSTELLAR)






2 comments:

Raoul Weatherell said...

A solid list, the only missing in my opinion is The Lego Movie. Some of the best comedy writing I've seen in a long time.

Eternality Tan said...

Ha, I did enjoy THE LEGO MOVIE. But it was difficult for me to put it in My Favourite 10 Films List. [REVIEW: http://filmnomenon2.blogspot.sg/2014/02/lego-movie-2014.html]