Best Films of 2014

Another year of movies is underway, but don’t forget about last year just yet. 2014 had a lot of cinematic gems, from small indie films with tremendous heart and soul, to mainstream blockbusters that challenged audiences intellectually. What I’ve compiled here is my top ten favorite films of 2014. Keep in mind, this was not an easy list to create. I went back and forth on a lot of these, and lamented those that I had to leave by the wayside. Nevertheless, these are all films that define the unique variety that 2014 had to offer, and I believe they are still worth seeing if you haven’t already.
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The Movie of the Summer

September is on the horizon, which means that summer movie season is over. And what a summer it’s been. Superheroes and sequels were in abundance here (as they usually are), but there were a few notable surprises along the way. There were triumphs as well as flops, hits followed by misses. Still, the summer provided a unique variety of movies that brought us to the theaters time and time again. But what was THE movie of the summer? That is the real question. Before I answer that, let’s take a look back on what this summer had to offer. Continue reading