New from Kevin Wozniak on Kevflix: Decade Rewind: The Best Movies of 2014

As the 2010’s have officially come to an end, I will be looking back at each cinematic year to give a personal decade retrospective of the best movies and performances of each year.  I will break down my Top 10 movies of each year, along with my favorite performances from that year.  I will also be listing my favorite’s from each genre, like Best Animated Movie and Best Action Movie, as well as best of the technical aspects, like Best Cinematography and Best Screenplay.  This will all culminate into my picks for the best movies and performances of the decade.

*Rankings of movies and performances are numbered from 1-5, with 1 being the best movie/performance.

*Gifs for each category are not specifically of the “winners” of each category, just one of the nominees.

 

 

 

 

THE YEAR: 2014

There wasn’t too much change from 2012 to 2013.  I continued my journey with the one sentence film reviews.  They were still only being published on Facebook, but I started doing them more and they were getting more popular.  I still saw over 100 movies, still went to Sundance, and still made sure I sought out smaller and weirder movies to As for the year itself, 2013 was pretty great year, as we got films from Martin Scorsese, The Coen Brothers, Alfonso Cuaron, James Wan, Dennis Villeneuve, Steve McQueen, and many other excellent filmmakers.  But what was really great about 2013 were the performances.  As I was making my top five for each acting category, I struggled with every single one and genuinely felt bad about leaving at least two or three really great performances off my picks.  Here are picks for the best movies and performances of 2013.

 

 

 

BEST PICTURE

  1. WHIPLASH (Damien Chazelle)
  2. INTERSTELLAR (Christopher Nolan)
  3. GONE GIRL (David Fincher)
  4. THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL (Wes Anderson)
  5. BIRDMAN OR (THE UNEXPECTED VIRTUE OF IGNORANCE) (Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu)
  6. THE SKELTON TWINS (Craig Johnson)
  7. BOYHOOD (Richard Linklater)
  8. THE LEGO MOVIE (Phil Lord and Christopher Miller)
  9. JOHN WICK (Chad Stahelski, David Leitch)
  10. FOXCATCHER (Bennett Miller)

 

 

BEST DIRECTOR

  1. Christopher Nolan, Interstellar
  2. Damien Chazelle, Whiplash
  3. David Fincher, Gone Girl
  4. Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel
  5. Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu, Birdman Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

 

 

BEST ACTOR

  1. Channing Tatum, Foxcatcher
  2. Michael Keaton, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) 
  3. Ralph Fiennes, The Grand Budapest Hotel
  4. Bill Hader, The Skeleton Twins
  5. Miles Teller, Whiplash

 

 

BEST ACTRESS

  1. Shailene Woodley, The Fault in Our Stars
  2. Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl 
  3. Scarlett Johansson, Under the Skin
  4. Kristen Wiig, The Skeleton Twins 
  5. Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Beyond the Lights

 

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

  1. JK Simmons, Whiplash
  2. Edward Norton, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
  3. Josh Brolin, Inherent Vice
  4. Ethan Hawke, Boyhood
  5. John Goodman, The Gambler 

 

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

  1. Jessica Chastain, A Most Violent Year
  2. Emma Stone, Birdman of (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
  3. Carrie Coon, Gone Girl
  4. Patricia Arquette, Boyhood 
  5. Genesis Rodriguez, Tusk

 

 

 

 

OTHER BESTS OF 2014

 

BEST ANIMATED MOVIE – THE LEGO MOVIE

  • Runner Up – How to Train Your Dragon 2

BEST ACTION MOVIE – JOHN WICK

  • Runner Up – The Edge of Tomorrow

BEST COMEDY – THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL

  • Runner Up – Top Five

BEST HORROR MOVIE – CREEP 

  • Runner Up – The Babadook

BEST COMIC BOOK MOVIE – GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

  • Runner Up – X-Men: Days of Future Past 

BEST DOCUMENTARY – LIFE ITSELF 

  • Runner Up – CitizenFour  

BEST MOVIE NOBODY SAW – THE SKELETON TWINS 

  • Runner Up – Killers 

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY – THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL  

  • Runner Up – Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

BEST EDITING – WHIPLASH 

  • Runner Up – Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) 

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS – INTERSTELLAR

  • Runner Up – Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

BEST SCORE – THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL

  • Runner Up – Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) 

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY – THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL

  • Runner Up – Boyhood 

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY – GONE GIRL

  • Runner Up – Whiplash 

 

 

 

 

Stay tuned for 2015!

 

 

 

Check out the best of 2010 right HERE.

Check out the best of 2011 right HERE.

Check out the best of 2012 right HERE.

Check out the best of 2013 right HERE.

 

 

 

 

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