Andrew Marzoni

2014 in Film

Added on by Andrew Marzoni.

A number of my favorite living directors released films in 2014 (a symptom of a broader shift in contemporary cinema which Richard Brody summarizes nicely for The New Yorker). So it's no surprise that I saw a total of forty-one new releases this year––a personal record. On this, the final day of the year, I've taken the time to reflect.

The Best

  1. Birdman, dir. Alejandro González Iñárritu
  2. Inherent Vice, dir. Paul Thomas Anderson
  3. Listen Up Philip, dir. Alex Ross Perry
  4. The Grand Budapest Hotel, dir. Wes Anderson
  5. Nymphomania (Vol. 1 & 2), dir. Lars von Trier
  6. Boyhood, dir. Richard Linklater
  7. The One I Love, dir. Charlie McDowell
  8. Citizenfour, dir. Laura Poitras
  9. Ida, dir. Pawel Pawlikowski
  10. Gone Girl, dir. David Fincher

Honorable Mentions

  • The Unknown Known, dir. Errol Morris
  • Mood Indigo, dir. Michel Gondry
  • Mistaken for Strangers, dir. Tom Berninger
  • The Trip to Italy, dir. Michael Winterbottom
  • The Interview, dir. Evan Goldberg & Seth Rogen

The Worst

  1. Tammy, dir. Ben Falcone
  2. The Other Woman, dir. Nick Cassavetes
  3. Walk of Shame, dir. Steven Brill
  4. Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa, dir. Declan Lowney
  5. Get on Up, dir. Tate Taylor
  6. Rich Hill, dir. Andrew Droz Palermo & Tracy Droz Tragos
  7. Joe, dir. David Gordon Green
  8. Only Lovers Left Alive, dir. Jim Jarmusch
  9. A Most Wanted Man, dir. Anton Corbijn
  10. Chef, dir. Jon Favreau

The Middle Ground

  • Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, dir. Adam McKay
  • Finding Vivian Maier, dir. John Maloof & Charlie Siskel
  • The Galapagos Affair: Satan Comes to Eden, dir. Daniel Geller & Dayna Goldfine
  • Neighbors, dir. Nicholas Stoller
  • Obvious Child, dir. Gillian Robespierre
  • Nightcrawler, dir. Dan Gilroy
  • Horrible Bosses 2, dir. Sean Anders
  • The Immigrant, dir. James Gray
  • 22 Jump Street, dir. Phil Lord & Christopher Miller
  • They Came Together, dir. David Wain
  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, dir. Francis Lawrence
  • Altman, dir. Ron Mann
  • Men, Women & Children, dir. Jason Reitman
  • Foxcatcher, dir. Bennett Miller
  • Happy Christmas, dir. Joe Swanberg
  • Night Moves, dir. Kelly Reichardt