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Continuing from my previous articles, the worst movies of 2014, I’m going to be running through my best films of the year (my opinion).
10. Jimmy’s Hall
I didn’t know anything about Jimmy’s Hall beforehand, but it came out of nowhere and really got under my skin. Having watched so many films, it hard for a film to actually make me angry (in a good way) and make me think about stuff.
A great thought provoking film which makes you think about social media and loneliness, but also about where technology could go.
I’ve always been a Kevin Smith fan, and the past couple of years have been rough for him filmmaking wise, but what started off as a idea from a podcast turned into a decent movie. Full of all his humour and little injokes, and seems to be his resurgence into filmmaking.
A stunning performance from Jake Gyllenhal who crews the scenery around him, and not only that but a great character, a true anti-hero searching for the American dream.
Its been a while that I have seen a British movie which is different, and it made a pleasant change from what most British movies are. It wasn’t a gangster movie, or a wedding movie. It was just a movie with a good solid story and great performances.
5. Begin Again
This film came out of nowhere for me. I wasn’t expecting it to be that good, or it to be just a romantic comedy – but it turned out to be a really good flick, and one of the surprise hits of the year for me.
4. Captain America: Winter Soldier
I’m a Marvel fan, so I always look forward to a MCU film. The thing about Captain America is that he’s the Superman of the franchise. He’s a boy scout, a do-gooder. You can’t really do much with him, but this wasn’t your typical superhero movie – it was more a spy thriller made with superheroes. It gave Cap more depth and made for an interesting movie.
Chef was my film of the half year – it was just a good mix of food porn but also had quite a lot of heart.
2. Gone Girl
Gone Girl kept me on the edge of my seat for the whole movie. Having never read the book I didn’t really know what to expect, and for the whole movie till the reveal I was questioning whether Ben Affleck had actually done the deed. Then the reveal came and I was hooked in till the end
1. Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians could have been a disaster. It was a total unknown property to most of the casual audience. But unlike most of the Marvel Movies before it, it was just a lot of fun. It had a totally different tone to what came before it.
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