After spending the last two weeks watching all 8 Best Picture nominees for The 87th Annual Academy Awards, I am now fully qualified to give you the lowdown, determine which ones are the best, and more importantly which one will win the big prize.
The crop this year includes the usual Oscars suspects: we have some historical/war films and biopics (Selma, Imitation Game, American Sniper); the movie about the person overcoming adversity (Theory of Everything); the quirky comedy (Grand Budapest Hotel); an original film by an international director (Birdman); a film by a long-admired Hollywood director (Boyhood), and the little indie that could (Whiplash).
There’s a secret to picking these things. You see historically, Best Picture films don’t win without their directors nominated for Best Director. Simple math dictates that that leaves only 4 movies that can win Best Picture. But before I tell you who will win, let’s focus on the much more important question: Which movie should win? Let’s count them down from 8 – 1.
Hey there freaks and geeks, BAADASSSSS! is here with a list of the best films I saw in 2014. Instead of doing the traditional top ten list as originally planned, I decided to take a cue from the great Nigel Tufnel and crank this sucker up to 11 (yes, I am aware that some people are doing top 20 lists, top 50 lists, top 100 lists, etc., but I didn’t see enough of last year’s releases to make a list quite that long). So you will find on this list my ten favorite films that were released last year, one that wasn’t, and my three choices for the worst of the year. And the hell with round numbers.
The 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony in Beverly Hills, CA, tonight has come to a close, so it’s time to take a look at the winners of the evening.
Boyhood took home top honors, including Best Director (Richard Linklater), Best Supporting Actress (Patricia Arquette), and Best Picture Drama, snagging the most amount of awards for the night. Birdman and The Theory of Everything both took home two each, including a Best Actor Globe for Birdman star Michael Keaton, who gave a moving acceptance speech. Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel won Best Picture Comedy or Musical.
In television, Showtime’s The Affair, FX’s Fargo, and Amazon’s Transparent won two Globes each.
Check out the full list of 2015 Golden Globe winners here below.
Now that 2014 is over, we are left with deciding which movies were the best of the year. Contrary to to what the box office says, 2014 was a pretty amazing year in film. But as I look back at the 100 or so films that I have seen in the past year, the following 15 films are the ones that I have seen repeatedly, could not stop talking about, or have had the biggest impact one me. Of course this is a subjective list, as there are plenty of other films that I have and have not seen that are or could be better, but honestly, these 15 left the biggest impact on me. I’ll also throw in a couple of honorable mentions. Hit the jump to check it out.
We saw regular trailers for director Wes Anderson‘s magnificent looking new film, The Grand Budapest Hotel, and we also saw a character trailer among various other peeks at the movie. And so, now that it has officially been released, it is time to eat.
A video was released not too long ago for the movie, in which you too can learn how to make the legendary “courtesan au chocolat” pastries crafted by renowned patisserie Mendl’s of Zubrowka.
Be sure to continue on below now to check out the video!