Candid Cinema

Decade in Review: The Best Films From 2014

The time has come to reflect on the past ten years of filmmaking. There are many notable films that changed the course of film criticism, box office and the entire moviegoing experience.

Here are my top picks from 2014….

  1. Interstellar
    dir. Christopher Nolan
    starring: Matthew McConaughey, Jessica Chastain, Anne Hathaway, MacKenzie Foy, John Lithgow, Ellen Burstyn, David Oyelowo and Michael Caine.


  2. Gone Girl
    dir. David Fincher
    starring: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Emily Ratajkowski and Tyler Perry


  3. Whiplash
    dir. Damien Chazelle
    starring: J.K. Simmons, Paul Reiser, Melissa Benoist and Miles Teller


Best Animated Feature:
dir. Paul King
starring: Ben Whishaw, Sally Hawkins, Hugh Bonneville and Julie Walters


Best Comedy:
dir. Nicholas Stoller
starring: Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne, Zac Efron, Dave Franco and Ike Barinholtz


Best Franchise Film:
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
dir. Joe & Anthony Russo
starring: Chris Evans, Scarlett Johnasson, Anthony Mackie, Robert Redford, Samuel L. Jackson, Frank Grillo, Emily Van Camp and Sebastian Stan


***Honourable Mention***
– X-MEN: Days of Future Past 

Best Horror Film:
It Follows
dir. David Robert Mitchell
starring: Maika Monroe, Lili Sepe and Keir Gilchrist


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