This has been a really great year at the movies. It was a year filled with little indies that could, as well as blockbusters that had brains & heart to match their spectacle. It was such an impressive year in fact, that I couldn't possibly whittle my list down to just ten films.
In a year bursting at the seams with quality cinema, the list of films I didn't get around to seeing far exceeds the list of films I did. I suspect that a number of these yet unseen gems would have landed on the list below, so you'll have to excuse the absence of Birdman, The Strange Colour of Your Body's Tears, The Congress, Child of God, Calvary, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Boyhood, Nothing Bad Can Happen, Witching and Bitching, Locke, A Field in England, The Raid 2, Under the Skin, Only Lovers Left Alive, The Babadook, Inherent Vice, Predestination, Open Windows and What We Do in the Shadows.
So, without further ado, here's my top fifteen flicks of 2014...
"There’s no room for good cops."
"You know what's awful?
Just 'cause my dad loved your mom... we all end up dead."
"Cut your pinky off. It's your pinky. You use it for, like, nothing."
"You know when a dog bites you...
you can either chain him up... or shoot him."
"Let them fight."
"I'm going to die surrounded by the biggest idiots in the galaxy."
"The heart is not like a box that gets filled up.
It expands in size the more you love."
"Do not go gentle into that good night."
"Joe's a good man. Good man to me, anyways."
"What if my problem wasn't that I don't understand people,
but that I don't like them?"
"I've met my demons and they are many.
I've seen the devil, and he is me."
"We were doing something great down here.
We were gonna change the world."
"You should never stop thinking about a life you've taken.
That's the price you pay for taking it."
"You know what I hate about myself?
I know what people taste like.
I know that babies taste best."
"Not my tempo."