Best and Worst Films of 2014

Best Picture

The Dance of Reality, Alejandro Jodorowsky

THE DANCE OF REALITY

Rounding out the ten best films of 2014:

  1. Gone Girl, David Fincher
  2. Goodbye to Language, Jean Luc Godard
  3. A Most Violent Year, J.C. Chandor
  4. The Grand Budapest Hotel, Wes Anderson
  5. Birdman, Alejandro Gonzalez Imarritu
  6. Saint Laurent, Bertrand Bonello
  7. Interstellar, Christopher Nolan
  8. Boyhood, Richard Linklater
  9. Foxcatcher, Bennett Miller

Honorable Mention:

CHILD'S POSE
Child’s Pose
  1. Selma, Ava DuVernay
  2. Two Days, One Night, The Dardennes
  3. Child’s Pose, Calin Peter Netzer
  4. Timbuktu, Abderrahmane Sissako
  5. Leviathan, Andrey Zvyagintsev

Best “Guilty Pleasure” of 2014:

John Wick

JOHN WICK
Keanu Reeves in JOHN WICK

Best Actor

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Oscar Isaacs, A Most Violent Year

Considered:  Michael Keaton, Birdman and Gaspard Ulliel, Saint Laurent

Best Actress

Marion Cotillard in TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT

Marion Cotillard, Two Days, One Night

Considered:

  • Luminita Gheorghiu, Child’s Pose
  • Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl
  • Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Beyond the Lights
  • Charlotte Gainsbourg, Nymphomaniac I & II

Best Supporting Actor

J. K. Simmons in WHIPLASH

J.K. Simmons, Whiplash

Considered:

  • Edward Norton, Birdman
  • Louis Garrel, Saint Laurent
  • Ben Vereen, Time Out of Mind
  • Josh Brolin, Inherent Vice

Best Supporting Actress

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Julianne Moore, Map of the Stars

Considered:

  • Jessica Chastain, A Most Violent Year
  • Pamela Flores, The Dance of Reality
  • Tilda Swinton, Snowpiercer
  • Patricia Arquette, Boyhood

Director: Alejandro Jodorowsky, The Dance of Reality

Considered:

  • Jean Luc Godard, Goodbye to Language
  • David Fincher, Gone Girl
  • Alejandro Gonzalez Imarritu, Birdman
  • C. Chandor, A Most Violent Year

Screenplay: Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl

Cinematography and Editing: Birdman

Costumes: Maleficent

Best Production Design: The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Most Overrated Films of 2014:

IDA
Ida
  • The Imitation Game, Morten Tyldum
  • Jodorowsky’s Dune, Frank Pavich
  • Locke, Steven Knight
  • Only Lovers Left Alive, Jim Jarmusch
  • Citizenfour, Laura Poitras
  • Ida, Pawel Pawlikowski
  • The Babadook, Jennifer Kent
  • Unbroken, Angelina Jolie
  • Guardians of the Galaxy, James Gunn

 

The Biggest Disappointment of 2014:

INHERENT VICE

Inherent Vice, Paul Thomas Anderson

Worst Picture

ANNIE

Annie

Rounding out the ten worst films of 2014:

  • Annie, Will Gluck
  • Labor Day, Jason Reitman
  • Men, Women and Children, Jason Reitman
  • A Million Ways to Die in the West, Seth MacFarlane
  • Transcendence, Wally Pfister
  • The Judge, David Dobkin
  • Godzilla, Gareth Edwards
  • Tammy, Ben Falcone
  • Paranormal Activity: The Mark Ones, Christopher Landon
  • The Monuments Men, George Clooney

Worst Actor

Seth MacFarlane in ONE MILLION WAYS TO DIE IN THE WEST

Seth MacFarlane, A Million Ways to Die in the West

Considered:

  • Kevin Costner, 3 Days to Kill
  • Colin Firth, Magic in the Moonlight
  • Jesse Eisenberg, The Double
  • Christian Bale, Exodus: Gods and Kings

Worst Actress:

LABOR DAY

Kate Winslet, Labor Day

Considered:

  • Scarlett Johansson, Lucy
  • Cameron Diaz, Sex Tape
  • Melissa McCarthy, Tammy
  • Robin Wright, The Congress

Worst Supporting Actor

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Kiefer Sutherland, Pompeii

Considered:

  • Johnny Depp, Transcendence
  • John Turturro, Exodus: Gods and Kings
  • Brian Cranston, Godzilla
  • Jeremy Renner, The Immigrant

Worst Supporting Actress

Celebrity Sightings In New York City - November 12, 2013

Cameron Diaz, Annie

Considered:

  • Charlize Theron, A Million Ways to Die in the West
  • Eva Greene, Sin City 2
  • Meryl Streep, The Giver
  • Jessica Alba, Sin City 2

Worst Director: Will Gluck, Annie

Considered:

  • Jason Reitman, Labor Day
  • Gareth Edwards, Godzilla
  • Seth MacFarlane, A Million Ways to Die in the West
  • Jason Reitman, Men, Women and Children

Kevin Costner Award for Distinguished Career in Mediocrity: Cameron Diaz

 

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