For the first time this year I have kept a record of all the films I have watched, coming to a total of 114. I have enjoyed the vast majority of them but that’s made it harder than usual to come up with a list of favourites.
Here’e the first part of my Top Ten Films of 2014. Let me know what you think. Lets get to it!
10 : Next Goal Wins
8 : 12 Years a Slave
6 : Tim’s Vermeer
Johannes Vermeer was a Dutch painter known as “a master of light” in that he propagated an ultra realistic form of drawing that was unprecedented at the time and is hard even for modern artists. His pictures were so advanced that even modern art scholars don’t understand how he did what he did.
I was aware of the picture “The Girl With the Pearl Earing” after seeing a print of at Vermeer’s museum in his home town of Delft in The Netherlands. Im not an art critic, I know nothing about art so the best I could say was that “it looks like a nice picture”.
Highly Commended Films
So that’s the first part of my Top 10 Films of 2014. As I said I saw and loved a lot of films this year – below is a list of other ace films along with a mini review and links to get them from Amazon.
The Guest – Badass creepy guy comes to stay. Killer Soundtrack
Under The Skin – Brutal scenes and freaky special effects
The Raid 2 – Insanely brilliant action sequences with an overly convoluted plot!
Captain America: The Winter Soldier – Cap proves he can kick ass in his own film.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: CGI really has taken a step forward in the genius film.
Her: Voices can break your heart.
Dallas Buyers Club: Start turns in this biopic about helping to save peoples lives.
Interstellar: Beautiful film with reservations. Love that the science behind it is supposed to be real.
Gone Girl: It’s great to show fucked up female characters!
Godzilla: See it on as big a screen as you can!
Tracks: Truelife walkabout story about a woman and some camels.
Chef: Don’t watch this if you are even remotely hungry…
Fruitvale Station: America’s Police are shitty twats.
Imitation Game: Great story, sad ending – we all need to know more.
22 Jump Street: They poke fun at themselves and it’s funny.
X-Men: Days of Future Past – Not the best super hero flick of the year. Good fun though.
Wolf of Wall Street: Bad behaviour turned up to 11
Blue Ruin – Unlikely dude exacts revenge – bit grim.
Locke: The only face you see is Tom Hardy.
Nightcrawler: Intelligent, driven and focused guys can be horrible.
Edge of Tomorrow: Probably Tom Cruises best film