I was initially apprehensive about creating a “best of” movie list for 2014, because upon review, it was easier to make a list of all the critically acclaimed movies I didn’t get a chance to see than did. In fact, here’s that list now: Boyhood, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Only Lovers Left Alive, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), Whiplash, Selma, Ida, Goodbye to Language, The Babadook, and Inherent Vice.
So with the caveat that the best films of the year (and possibly your favorites) may still yet to be seen by me, here is a list of the best films I did see this past year.
As the big summer movie season is winding down and soon it will be Oscar season, it’s that time of the year to figure out what my top ten movies of the year, as we just passed the halfway point of the year. At this point I have seen 54 new movies, and once again, this includes any new or old movie that I have seen for the first time. And so the first cut, is the easiest, as I get rid of any movie that didn’t come out in 2014.
But as the final ten movies are locked it, a few just missed the cut, and those were Godzilla and Life Itself. I was one of the few people who enjoyed Godzilla, even with its issues, and Life Itself was a great look at Roger Ebert, a man who all of us who review movies want to be like.
But enough about the ones that didn’t make it, let’s get to My Top Ten Movies Of 2014 (So Far).
Back in 2010 we found out that Scarlett Johansson was set to play an alien disguised as the “perfect aesthetic form of a mesmerizing woman” to hunt and feast on humans in a movie titled Under the Skin.
Not much has been heard about the movie since then, but now, with it making its debut on the festival circuit, a first teaser trailer has been released. I could try and describe what you’re about to see…but few words come to mind. NSFW warning is in effect.
So go forth, and see for yourself what Under the Skin looks like.
For the adoring eyes of fanboys everywhere, that title says it all.
According to reports, Scarlett Johansson is set to star in Under the Skin for writer and director Jonathan Glazer.
In the movie, Johansson will go other-worldly, playing an alien walking amongst us disguised as the “perfect aesthetic form of a mesmerizing woman.” And what is she doing here? Well, she’s using her “voracious sexuality” to hunt for human prey along highways and other desolate locations.