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.

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

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

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

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

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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

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***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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Decade in Review: The Best Films From 2013

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 2013….

  1. The Wolf of Wall Street
    dir. Martin Scorsese
    starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Rob Reiner, Margot Robbie and Jean Dujardin

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  2. Gravity
    dir. Alfonso Cuarón
    starring: Sandra Bullock and George Clooney

    GRAVITY

  3. Prisoners
    dir. Denis Villeneuve
    starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Hugh Jackman, Paul Dano, Maria Bello, Viola Davis, Terrence Howard and Melissa Leo

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Best Animated Feature: 
Frozen
dir. Chris Buck & Jennifer Lee
starring: Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Josh Gad and Jonathan Groff

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Best Comedy:
This is the End
dir. Evan Goldberg & Seth Rogen
starring: James Franco, Seth Rogen, Craig Robinson, Jonah Hill, Danny McBride, Jay Baruchel and Michael Cera

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Best Franchise Film: 
Man of Steel
dir. Zack Snyder
starring: Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Ayelet Zurer, Russell Crowe, Laurence Fishburne, Michael Shannon, Diane Lane and Kevin Costner

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***Honourable Mentions*** 
– Iron Man  3 

Best Horror Film:
The Conjuring

dir. James Wan
starring: Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson

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Decade in Review: The Best Films From 2012

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 2012….

  1. Zero Dark Thirty 
    dir. Kathryn Bigelow
    starring: Jessica Chastain, Jason Clarke, Kyle Chandler and Jeremy Strong

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  2. Looper 
    dir. Rian Johnson
    starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis and Emily Blunt

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  3. Django Unchained 
    dir. Quentin Tarantino
    starring: Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington and Samuel L. Jackson

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Best Animated Feature:
Brave 
dir. Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman
starring: Kelly Macdonald, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson, Robbie Coltrane and Julie Walters

BRAVE

Best Comedy: 
21 Jump Street
dir. Phil Lord & Chris Miller
starring: Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Ice Cube, Dave Franco, Brie Larson and Rob Riggle

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Best Franchise Film: 
The Hunger Games
dir. Gary Ross
starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Stanley Tucci, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks and Woody Harrelson

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*** Honourable Mentions ***
– 
The Avengers
– Dark Knight Rises 
– Skyfall 

Best Horror Film: 
Prometheus
dir. Ridley Scott
starring: Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace, Logan Marshall-Green, Charlize Theron, Guy Pearce and Idris Elba

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Decade in Review: The Best Films From 2011

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 2011….

  1. Hugo
    dir. Martin Scorsese
    starring: Asa Butterfield, Chloe Grace Moretz, Sacha Baron Cohen, Ben Kingsley and Jude Law

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  2. The Artist
    dir.  Michel Hazanavicius
    starring: Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo and John Goodman

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  3. The Help
    dir. Tate Taylor
    starring: Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Bryce Dallas Howard, Emma Stone, Jessica Chastain, and Allison Janney.

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Best Animated Feature:
Puss in Boots 
dir. Chris Miller
starring: Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Zack Galifianakis, Billy Bob Thorton and Amy Sedaris

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Best Franchise Film:
Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows Part 2
dir. David Yates
starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Ralph Fiennes, Alan Rickman, Helena Bonham Carter, Tom Felton, Bonnie Wright, Jason Isaacs and Julie Walters.

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Best Comedy:
Horrible Bosses

dir. Seth Gordon
starring: Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, Charlie Day, Jennifer Aniston, Jamie Foxx, Colin Farrell and Kevin Spacey.

HORRIBLE BOSSES

Best Horror Film:
Cabin in the Woods 
dir. Drew Goddard
starring: Chris Hemsworth, Kristen Connolly, Anna Hutchinson, Jesse Williams, Bradley Whitford and Richard Jenkins.

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Decade in Review: The Best Films from 2010

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 2010…. 

  1. Inception 
    dir. Christopher Nolan
    starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Ellen Page, Ken Watanabe, Michael Caine and Tom Hardy 
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  2. The Town 
    dir. Ben Affleck 
    starring: Ben Affleck, Jeremy Renner, Blake Lively, Rebecca Hall and Jon Hamm
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  3. The Social Network 
    dir. David Fincher 
    starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake and Armie Hammer 

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Best Animated Feature:
Tangled
dir. Byron Howard & Nathan Greno
starring: Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi tt

Best Franchise Film: 
Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows Part 1 
dir. David Yates 
starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Ralph Fiennes, Alan Rickman, Helena Bonham Carter, Tom Felton, Bonnie Wright, Jason Isaacs and Julie Walters. 

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Best Comedy: 
Easy A
dir. Will Gluck 
starring: Emma Stone, Penn Badgley, Stanley Tucci, Amanda Bynes, Cam Gigandet, Dan Byrd, Lisa Kudrow and Patricia Clarkson

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Best Horror Film: 
Black Swan 
dir. Darren Aronofsky 
starring: Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Vincent Cassel, Winona Ryder and Sebastian Stan 

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