My favorite movies seen in 2014 with descriptions in 10 words or less. In the approximate order in which I saw them. Links are to reviews.
- Much Ado About Nothing (Joss Whedon, director)
If all Shakespeare movies were like this, I'd love Shakespeare.
Gravity. Not mentioned once in the movie. But integral.
- Captain Phillips
Intense. Just remember to breathe.
- I Confess
We should all have a priest as good as this.
Where I learned to not hate Matthew McConaughey.
- The Guard
Directed by a McDonagh. Which means clever, humorous, and nuanced.
Not for the faint-of-heart. But simply astounding.
- Spinning Plates
It's not what you cook. It's why.
- That Guy ... Who Was in That Thing
16 faces you recognize but can't name. 16 fascinating stories of Hollywood.
It defined a genre. And deservedly so.
A supernatural thriller I didn't want to love, but couldn't resist.