Here’s my list of the ten best films of the year:
Leviathan (Andrey Zvyagintsev)
Two Days, One Night (Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne)*
Boyhood (Richard Linklater)
Mr. Turner (Mike Leigh)
The Wind Rises (Hayao Miyazaki)
Under the Skin (Jonathan Glazer)
The Grand Budapest Hotel (Wes Anderson)
Starred Up (David Mackenzie)
Winter Sleep (Nuri Bilge Ceylan)
Her (Spike Jonze)#
*Positions 2-10 have been decided quickly and are not set in stone. The only thing I am completely certain of is that Leviathan was the best film I saw in 2014.
#I’m not entirely sure whether this film qualifies as a 2013 or 2014 film. Replace with Only Lovers if the former.
Honourable mentions to a whole host of moves including: Interstellar, Nightcrawler, ’71, 20,000 Days on Earth, Manakamana, Gone Girl, Pride, Only Lovers Left Alive, Norte, the End of History, Maps to the Stars, Joe, The Double, Night Moves…
I still haven’t been able to catch Foxcatcher, Goodbye to Language 3D, Birdman, Ida, Citizenfour, Sacro GRA, The LEGO movie, The Imitation Game, What We Do in the Shadows, Horse Money, Jauja, National Gallery, Whiplash, Inherent Vice, Exhibition, Nymphomaniac 1 & 2…